I’ve been so wrapped up in the results of the Iowa caucuses and other things that I completely forgot to honor this week’s Douchebag of the Week! That would indeed have been unfortunate, as there were a number of contenders, this week. You would have expected as much, what with this being the week between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries.
Some were surprise entries, like John McCain suggesting we be in Iraq for the next hundred years. Or how about Hillary Clinton suggesting that she was the only “innocent” player in the Democratic primaries? Holy crap, Hil, let’s not open that can of worms, shall we? In fact, it might have even been a good time to give Tweety the nod for his sycophantic love of John McCain, simultaneously praising McCain’s 82% loss while pooh-poohing Hillary Clinton’s 29% win.
But however predictable and lamentable this man’s methods may be, there can simply be no more fitting an award winner than former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comparison of his stunningly crappy sixth place loss to – what else? – 9/11:
Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Rudy Invokes 9/11 To Deflect Questions About Iowa Loss
“None of this worries me — Sept. 11, there were times I was worried.”
Could it possibly get this lame? Could there possibly be a worse attempt at sticking to your bullet points? Could it be any more bald that the only thing this guy really has to run on is his renown for having walked through New York on 911?
I think not. And what’s more, this comment has made his entire argument – that he is tested by the 911 experience and ready to lead the country – seem even more unseemly than it actually is, which is pretty frickin’ unseemly, if you ask me.
And so congratulations to you, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani! You’re the douchingest douchebag in a week filled with douchebags.