Thursday's Worst Person in the World on Countdown included Wal-Mart for the second day in a row. The retail giant took the bronze for unforgivably suing Deborah Shank, who was severely brain damaged after a car accident, for pretty much every penny she had. As it turns out, Shank's son died in Iraq a week after losing the law suit and because of her severe memory lapses, she doesn't remember that he's dead -- which means that every time she asks about him it's as if she's hearing it for the first time, EVERY TIME.
The silver went to Senator Lindsey Graham for telling FOXNews that John McCain never said that the Iraq war would be easy, except that he did in 2002, 2003 and 2007, and the gold went to Homeland Secretary, Michael Chertoff. He gets the award on behalf of all the politicians who have done their best to scare the crap out of the American public. Olbermann relates a story from a recent appearance Chertoff made in Washington where the citizens in attendance learned that a DHS agent stopped a car because it set off a sensor triggering a nuclear alert. When they stopped the car they found a CAT with a tumor who had been treated with radiation three days earlier.