Vol. 22, No. 5,514 - The American Reporter - September 7, 2016

by Joyce Marcel
American Reporter Correspondent
Dummerston, Vt.
December 26, 2008

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DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- In Sicily, they say that fish start rotting from the head. In the past few months, as we've gotten closer and closer to the end of President George W. Bush's failed terms in office, we've been witnessing a mind-boggling amount of corruption, greed, evil, and downright stupidity. The smell has become almost overpowering.

From the Wall Street CEOs who take public money but give themselves $1.6 billion in salaries, bonuses and benefits (including private jets), to Congressional Republicans who are making one last gasp effort to repeal the New Deal by breaking the auto unions, to Congress' breathtaking insensitivity in giving itself a pay raise at the start of what might be another Great Depression, the hits just keep coming.

You don't know whether to laugh or cry. So welcome to the first annual "Evil or Stupid Quiz." And good luck. You're going to need it.

    1. Pope Benedict XVI, who recently announced that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behavior is just as important as saving the rain forest from destruction.

    • a) evil; b) stupid; c) go back to the Middle Ages where you came from and leave the 21st Century alone.

    2. George W. Bush (this is an easy one):

    • a) evil; b) stupid; c)both.

    3. Dick "I believe waterboarding was an appropriate method to use on terrorism suspects" Cheney:

    • a) glow-in-the-dark evil; b) stupid.

    4. Karl Rove (see "Dick Cheney" above):

    5. John McCain:

      a) evil, my friends; b) stupid; c) clueless.

    6. Sarah Palin:

      a) stupid; b)stupid with just a touch of evil; c) on drugs.

    7. Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff:

      a) evil; b) stupid; c) cruel.

    8. Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke:

      a) evil; b) deaf, dumb and blind; c) too stupid to even teach elementary economics in high school.

    9. Barak Obama:

      a) how can you even think he's evil; b) walks on water; c) bucking for stupid with some of his Cabinet appointments, and what's up with that Rick Warren thing?

    10. Michelle Obama:

      a) merely sublime (no other choices).

    11. Paul Krugman:

      a) not evil; b) not stupid; c) should immediately become Secretary of the Treasury.

    12. Vermont Gov. James Douglas, doing his Scrooge impersonation by trying to cut human services just before Christmas (but cutting not even one of his PR people from the state payroll):

      a) definitely in the evil column; b) stupid; c) why is this man still governor?

    13. Gaye Symington, losing Democratic candidate for Governor of Vermont:

      a) not evil; b) not stupid; c) not governor.

    14. Gaye Symington's Vy. gubernatorial campaign:

      a) evil b) ten pounds of stupid in a five pound bag.

    15. Anthony Pollina, losing independent candidate for Governor of Vermont:

      a) not evil; b) stupid for deciding in the middle of a campaign that he really should belong to a different party - the one where he could get more money; c) also not governor.

    16. Vermont Democratic Party:

      a) evil; b) stupid; c) spineless.

    17. Vermont Republican Party:

    • a) evil, stupid, venal and soon to be irrelevant. (As opposed to an elephant.) (And thank you, Groucho.).

    That's it for this year. Send your own candidates for "Evil or Stupid" to me at: joycemarcel@yahoo.com. (At least until Yahoo goes out of business. Could be soon. Evil or stupid? You decide.)

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