Worst Members of Congress

Esquire lists the public servants most wasting your money today
By Clay Dillow,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2008 3:33 AM CDT
Worst Members of Congress
"One gets the impression that if, in the name of 'traditional values,' Bachmann could rescind the vote for women, she would," Esquire writes of Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele.   (AP Photo)

The competition for the worst member of Congress title was more like a marathon, Esquire reports; a wide field of people worked over long periods of time to stake their places in this list. Below, the worst of the worst:

  • Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn: Since being defeated in 2006 (and reelected as an independent) this ex-Democrat and “small man” has been nothing but a pain for his ex-party and the country.

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn: “Equal parts religious hack and party hack,” this warrior for “traditional values” is downright scary.
  • Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas: Big John worries that gay marriage will start the nation down a slippery slope ending in bestiality. Whoa.
  • Rep. William Jefferson, D-La: We’re still waiting for an explanation for the $90,000 cash investigators found in your freezer.
(More Election 2008 stories.)

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