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Countdown: Worst Person In The World

[media id=2662] [media id=2663] (h/t Heather) Yesterday's Worst Person in the World honors should have come as no surprise to anyone reading the si

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Yesterday's Worst Person in the World honors should have come as no surprise to anyone reading the site yesterday. The gold went to movie review-cum-slavery apologist Michael Medved and the silver to Col. David Hunt for his op-ed chastising generals for "betraying the troops". But the bronze prize takes the cake in its sheer audacity. White House Spokesliar Dana Perino, when asked for a statement on the situation in Burma, had this to say:

Well, unfortunately, intimidation and force can chill peaceful demonstrations. And reports about very innocent people being thrown into detention, where they could be held for years without any representation or charges, is distressing; and we understand that some of the monasteries have been sealed. Now, obviously, this has, again, a chilling effect on protestors, but we would ask that everyone show restraint and allow those who want to express themselves to be able to do so in Burma.

As Keith points out, those distressing concepts are apparently perfectly okay if you're a Bushie (an offshoot of the axiom IOKIYAR):

You got a map? You know where Florida is? Go to the right. Lower. Lower. Bottom of that long, thin island right there. Read what it says. Right, Guantanamo Bay. Now go look up reports about very innocent people being thrown into detention where they could be held for years without any representation or charges. By your bosses. At Guantanamo Bay.

Oh snap.

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