Villain of the Year

It’s The Chimpster.

Bad guy of 2006: President Bush. Good guy of 2006: President Bush. When people were asked in an AP-AOL News poll to name the villains and heroes of the year, Bush topped both lists, in a sign of these polarized times.


Bush won the villain sweepstakes by a landslide, with one in four respondents putting him at the top of that bad-guy list. When people were asked to name the candidate for villain that first came to mind, Bush far outdistanced even Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader in hiding; and former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who is scheduled for execution.

The president was picked as hero of the year by a much smaller margin. In the poll, 13 percent named him as their favorite while 6 percent cited the troops in Iraq.


Bush was the choice of 43 percent of Democrats for villain, and 27 percent of Republicans for hero.

UPDATE: The numbers on Villian of the Year.

George Bush (25%)

Osama Bin Laden (8%)

Saddam Hussein (6%)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (5%)

Kim Jong Il (2%)

Donald Rumsfeld (2%)

Satan (1%)

Hugo Chavez (1%)

Tom Cruise (1%)

Dick Cheney (1%)

Hillary Clinton (1%)

John Kerry (1%)

Rosie O’Donnell (1%)

3 thoughts on “Villain of the Year

  1. pansypoo says:

    poor satan. i am surprised the osama been forgotten beat out sadaam tho.

  2. flory says:

    Damn. Donald Rumsfeld out distances Satan, who can’t even outrun Tom Cruise.
    Wonder what percentage of respondents are fundie…and who they voted for besides Satan?

  3. WitchWay11 says:

    Well I can’t believe that Rosie, Kerry, and Hillary tied with Satan…or that Dick Cheney didn’t beat Satan out. Hmmph.

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