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Countdown's Worst Persons: Hayden, Fixed Noise & El Rashbo

[media id=4786] [media id=4787] (h/t Heather) CIA Director General Michael Hayden won the bronze on Tuesday's Worst Person in the World segment on

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CIA Director General Michael Hayden won the bronze on Tuesday's Worst Person in the World segment on Countdown for his claim on last week's Meet The Press that torture is a "legal term" and seemed to be proud that the U.S. hasn't waterboarded anyone in over five years. The silver went to Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson for misrepresenting DNC Chairman, Howard Dean's statements about Senator John McCain being an "blatant opportunist" and the winner of the gold is perennial winner, Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh's Operation Chaos, a plan to get Republicans to cross over and vote Democratic in the primaries, may have backfired on the drug-addled comedian in Mississippi. According to state voting laws, Republicans who actually crossed over to vote in the Democratic contest were not allowed to vote in the GOP primary three weeks later which could cost the party as many as 3000 votes. To make matters worse, it may be just enough to get a conservative Mississippi Democrat elected to Congress! Very nice, Rush...well done.

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