Joe the Plumber made it back onto the political scene for, as Olbermann describes it, "fomenting violence against elected officials." According to the Wasau Daily Herald newspaper, Joe the Plumber, while speaking in Wisconsin, more than once asked about Senator Chris Dodd, "Why hasn't he been strung up?" Olbermann awarded Joe the gold in his "Worst Persons in the World" segment.
Joe also proved that his off-the-cuff public speaking needs a little more work when he told the crowd that the Founding Fathers "knew socialism doesn't work. They knew communism doesn't work." Alas, these ideologies did not exist yet.
An anonymous donor who funded ads urging atheists to reveal themselves to bolster the cause of atheism was awarded the bronze medal for, well, remaining anonymous. Rush Limbaugh took home the silver for interpreting a 5-4 Supreme Court decision reversing a case nominee Sonia Sotomayor upheld as not only indicting Ms. Sotomayor as a racist, but that the verdict, properly reflected upon, was actually a 9-0 decision instead of one that settled along rough ideological lines.