Wow! Brooklyn GOP Radio fans cast 185 votes in the Quarterfinals of our 2011 installment of Buffoon of the Year! In ONE WEEK! Thank you to everyone who voted - you made some interesting selections. Let's recap and unveil the Semi-Finals!
No. 1 Barack Obama (52%) Edges Out No. 8 Eric Holder (48%): The Attorney General is rightly taking the heat from Congress for the death of a border patrol officer in the unfolding "Fast & Furious" scandal and cover-up. But ultimately, the buck stops with Barack. Fast & Furious, Solyndra, unemployment, the economy, trashing allies on hot mics, poorly timed golf outings, voids in leadership... the list goes on and on and on and on and...
No. 5 OWS (57%) Upsets No. 4 Carl Kruger (43%): This was a bit of shocker to me and others, especially in light of the recent resignation / plea / sobbing in open Court by the Disgraced Democrat who formerly represented the 27th Senate District. Kruger's slow agonizing demise was an open wound all year, but perhaps the nationwide disruption and inanity of Occupy Wall St. hit home with listeners outside of Brooklyn. The Occupiers are crude, rude and socially unacceptable cretins who want.... well, we don't know exactly. Brooklyn GOP Radio listeners have spoken!
No. 3 Anthony Weiner (73%) Trounces No. 6 David Weprin (27%): This was a no-brainer. While "the 'Stache!" snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by running the worst campaign in the history of campaigns, Weiner became a national punchline. Just put "anthony weiner jokes" into Google and enjoy the 1.2 MILLION results! However, their combined buffoonery did result in the election of Congressman Bob Turner - the first Republican in the Congress from the area since the 1920s, so I ain't so mad at 'cha, guys.
No. 2 William Boyland (52%) Squeaks By No. 7 John Liu (48%): Not shocked by the results, but that was close! Especially considering Boyland was put on trial for bribery, got off, and then got busted soliciting bribes from undercover FBI agents to pay his legal fees resulting from his bribery trial! But, our listeners are shrewd politicos, and they know that John Liu, our supposed fiscal watchdog in NYC, is on the cusp of a budding campaign finance scandal of his own, which may cut into his mayoral aspirations. But in the end, Boyland moves on.
So there you have it, let's set up the semis!
No. 1 Barack Obama vs. No. 5 OWS
WHO YA GOT?