Lawmakers, Lawbreakers, Idiots and Arsonists: Who Is This Week's Ass Clown?


Okay people. It's time for a star-studded edition of Ass Clown of the Week. Each candidate is a more-than worthy contestant and -- unlike last week -- we need not worry about any hanging Chad(s).

So, without further ado, which local headline-maker of the past seven days embarrassed themselves enough to become Ass Clown of the Week?

1. Andrew Schneider and Trent Gilliam -- The men charged with stealing a rolling barbecue grill from a Waterloo, Illinois, festival. Police arrested Schneider and Gilliam after following a 5-mile trail of grease left from the grill.

2. Frederica Butler -- The 29-year-old St. Louis woman who offered to sleep with her ex-boyfriend if he did her the favor of burning down her apartment building. Butler didn't like where she lived and wanted a free hotel room courtesy of the Red Cross.

3. Cynthia Davis -- The state representative from O'Fallon, Missouri, who earned the title "World's Worst Person" this week from CNBC host Keith Olbermann after she attacked a food program for the poor in a newsletter to her constituents. "What is wrong with the idea of getting a job so you can get better meals? Tip: If you work at McDonald's, they will feed you for free during your breaks."

4. John Campisi -- The former St. Louis County Councilman accused this week of trying to sabotage a south county fireworks display by creating a website that stated this year's event was canceled. Campisi was allegedly upset that the man who beat him in last fall's election, Steve Stenger, was raising money for the July 4 fireworks show that Campisi erroneously claimed he founded.

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