Tancredo: Almost the Worst Person in the World?

September 9 2005, 10:45 AM
Dan Slater mentioned this in a comment to one of our earlier items, but it's just too good to not spotlight here on the main page. "The Worst Person in the World" is a regular feature on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." Last night's runner up?
Also nominated, Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo. He has written to the speaker of the House urging that Congress not send any funds directly to the state of Louisiana or the city of New Orleans -- quote -- "given the long history of public corruption in Louisiana.� Mr. Tancredo is a Republican, as were the governors of Louisiana for 16 of the last 25 years, as was the mayor of New Orleans, until he changed his party three years ago. Oops.
Of course, Tommy has also voted against aid for the flood-ravaged victims of New Orleans.