Illinois politicians came out on top (and bottom) of a new "Best & Worst of Congress" list in the September issue of the Washingtonian magazine.
Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria made it into five categories on both sides of the list--and was the only House member from Illinois who made it on at all. Schock was deemed the No. 1 male "hottie" in Congress, No. 2 "gym rat," No. 3 "best dressed," and second most likely to star in a scandal.
Though the list is not online yet, the Chicago Tribune reports that Democrat Dick Durbin came off looking quite well. The senator from Illinois was ranked No. 1 "workhorse" and the No. 1 "most eloquent" member of Congress. The magazine's list is not scientific, as the Tribune explains:
The magazine's unscientific findings are compiled by survey of administrative aides, press secretaries, legislative directors and high-level committee staffers willing to participate. The top three vote getters in most categories made mention in the magazine.
Illinois was also represented on the "worst" list. Roland Burris, the senator appointed by convicted felon and former governor Rod Blagojevich, was named No. 1 "most clueless" and third "most likely to star in a scandal."
Rahm Emanuel, who wants to be Chicago's mayor some day, was given some mixed reviews. The president's chief of staff was named No. 2 "Best Obama administration figure" and No. 3 "Worst Obama administration figure." The full list is available in the September issue of the Washingtonian.