Davis: Ass Clown
Which is the greater indignity? MSNBC's Keith Olbermann
calling you the "World's Worst Person"
in front of a national television audience measuring in the hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of viewers? Or being voted "Ass Clown of the Week"
of devoted Daily RFT
If you chose the latter, you're either A) completely checked out of reality B) on the payroll of Riverfront Times
. And, either way, we salute you!
Yes, in stunning fashion Daily RFT
readers voted State Rep. Cynthia Davis
(R - St. Charles) as the region's most embarrassing headline maker of the last week for a newsletter
she sent out criticizing hungry (and presumably lazy) Missouri families. The newsletter also earned her mention on Olbermann's show.
* wherein "dozens" is a number greater than 24 with no known limit and could quite possibly (but not likely) stretch into the
Davis received 67 percent of the vote. Her opponents all tied for second place with each nominee earning exactly 11 percent of the vote. Those opponents inluded...
- Andrew Schneider and Trent Gilliam -- 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.
- Frederica Butler -- A 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.
- John Campisi -- The former St. Louis County Councilman accused 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.