Asshole of the year 2006

The people have spoken. Well, they haven’t actually spoken, but they have typed. They’ve typed what they would have spoken, had they been here to speak. Several may have spoken what they were typing while they typed it, in which case they have spoken, I just couldn’t hear them. But they spoke nonetheless. Anyway, when they type, it’s as good as speaking, or even better because it can be referred to later, so for all practical purposes, the people have spoken.

And they have chosen, via their hypothetical speaking, the First Annual Under the Bridge Asshole of the Year.

Let us all congratulate President George W. Bush, the Asshole of the Year for 2006. Hail to the Chief!


My original reason for nominating him to this august post (hey, it’s a January post!) was his use of his very first veto (after 5 years spent learning how to spell “veto”) to waylay funding for stem cell research, after the Federal government (with his approval) had already given over a million dollars to study the healing effects of praying for total strangers.


I mean, what an asshole. He waits five years to veto something, and it’s a search for cures. If there was a way to BOMB Multiple Sclerosis, I bet he’d fund THAT.

Many of you had your own reasons for considering him a asshole, such as that little kerfuffle over in Iraq. Or his plans to respond to all the people that he “listened” to by doing exactly the opposite of what they suggested. Many may have chosen him based on his almost thorough disregard for the Constitution or the Laws of the United States, both of which he took an oath to uphold. Or the fact that his anti-terrorist stance seems to make a lot of excuses for people we might not, if integrity reigned, be cosy with at this time.


Whatever your reason, he’s the man, beating runner-up asshole Fred Phelps soundly, 11-4. And that takes some doing, since Phelps really is a class-1A asshole.

Congrats, President Bush. It takes a big, distended asshole to be the year’s best!




  1. Can I just say that I LOVE that final pic of Tricky Dubya!

  2. OMG, I love Furious George!!!

  3. It takes a big, distended asshole to be the year’s best!

    (kind of like the goatse guys?) (you know what i’m talking about, right?)
    ( )

  4. No surprises here Joe. Haven’t seen the hand holding pic b4! What a laugh.

  5. A well deserved award and already hot favourite for next years title i shouldn’t wonder.

  6. Woooohoo! Hail to the thief! Finally, an award that all of us and coalesce on and nod our heads enthusiastically about. Let’s enjoy it while it lasts – the Oscars are coming up.

  7. jollykay……. egad!!! That link should come with a warning label!

    Lucy – since he won this year, he won’t be eligible this year, because if he was he would easily win and there’d be no mystery.

  8. *evil giggle*

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