Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Time poll: Best and worst Senators

Thanks to Kanaka Girl for sending this to me. She wondered just who in the hell Time polled for this:

The Best Senators
  • Thad Cochran
  • Kent Conrad
  • Dick Durbin
  • Ted Kennedy
  • Jon Kyl
  • Carl Levin
  • Richard Lugar
  • John McCain
  • Olympia J. Snowe
  • Arlen Specter

    The Worst Senators
  • Daniel Akaka
  • Wayne Allard
  • Jim Bunning
  • Conrad Burns
  • Mark Dayton

    To answer her question "Who did they poll for this?", perhaps it's easier to determine who they didn't poll.

    In the case of Ted Kennedrunk, they probably didn't poll Mary Jo Kopechne. In the case of Durbin the Turban, they likely didn't poll (or, in Durbin's case, maybe the correct word is Pol, as in Pot) any of the soldiers he compared to Nazis or Stalin. In the case of John McCain or Olympia Snowe or Arlen Specter, it is doubtful that they interviewed any actual Republicans.

    By the way, the link that Time has to Kennedrunk will treat you to a story that lionizes the distilled murderer. You'll forgive me for not sharing in the sentiments. I mean, what's next for Time...a public rehab of OJ's image?