Since I bogarted their idea for the 50 Most Loathsome People in College Football in a pretty wholesale manner, I have to give further props to The Beast and their 2007 edition of the 50 Most Loathsome Americans. Terrific as always, but I particularly enjoyed these gems:
On National Review editor Rich Lowry (#49): "The tragic irony of Michael J. Fox's life is that his breakout role as Alex P. Keaton inspired a million resentful Reagan-blowing nerds like Lowry to recast themselves as 'rebels' against gathering threats like universal health care and stem cell research."
On Rush Limbaugh (#30): "It's hard to believe this repulsive shit fountain is even human, until you remember that we share 70% of our DNA with pigs. Then again, to be any more hypocritical Rush would actually have to be a member of another species. After the Democrats took congress in November, Limbaugh said he felt 'liberated' because 'I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don't think deserve having their water carried,' essentially telling his listeners he'd been lying to them all year. The dittoheads didn't mind; that's why they listen."
On White House press secretary Tony Snow (#17): "After years defending the Bush administration's worst excesses on 'Fox News Sunday,' Snow's job transition to White House Spokesman consisted solely of getting directions to the new office."
Exhibit A for You (#17): "You're Time magazine's person of the year. So was Hitler."
I also loved their description of Joe Lieberman (#42) as a "sniveling sitzpinkler." (Origin of the term here for those unfamiliar with German.)
Commenters, lemme know if they missed anybody important . . .