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

  2. 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. 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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