The 'Worst Persons in the World' tonight on "Countdown" included Republican Senator Judd Gregg, Newt Gingrich, and former President George W. Bush.
Gregg took the bronze for introducing a bill in Congress that would ban signs identifying projects as funded by the stimulus, criticizing them as "simply for political self-interest." Gregg neglected to mention, however, the $500,000 earmark which led to the Judd Gregg Meteorology Institute or two other places, a library at Plymouth University and a "hall" at New Hampshire University, named for him after he pushed money the institutions' way.
Gingrich took home the silver for launching ads against a clean energy legislation funded by his 527 group when that 527 group has received $250,000 from a giant coal company that would be forced to clean up its pollution if that legislation is passed.
Bush returned to the scene to claim the gold for the emergence of yet another memo, resulting from a British government investigation into the Iraq war, that showed Bush determined to invade that country whether there was reason to or not.
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