It is that time of year again – time for TIME, and a multitude of media outlets to name their choice for the man, woman, or person of the year. Which reminds me of Keith Olbermann’s Worst Person in the World – a daily feature of his old television program, and that in turn made me wonder “Who were the worse women of 2012?”
Keith of course immediately came to mind (Ann Coulter once referred to him as the only 57-year-old woman trapped in a man’s body to have his own TV show). Chrissy Matthews also came to mind as did Anderson Cooper. This of course led to thoughts of Rachel Maddow, Janet Napolitano (also Janet Reno), and Ellen DeGeneres, and finally of course there are a large number of high profile women (mostly in politics) trapped in women’s bodies who might qualify for worst woman of the year. The following list was created just like the TIME list, to represent nothing more than my own opinion. The names of my choice of candidates for worst woman of the year are followed by a few brief statements which help to explain how they were selected. Not included are super high-profile women (sorry Hilary) as they get enough attention.
The reader is invited to comment on their choice for “Worst Woman of 2012.” It is strongly urged that you choose from among the following, but if there is another worthy candidate (and there are SO many) please feel free to voice your opinion below.
GLORIA ALLRED, the California based lawyer whose clients have included Amber Frey (mistress of wife killer Scott Peterson), model Kelly Fisher (who sued Dodi Fayed), Nicole Brown Simpson’s family in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, and most recently Sandra Fluke (see below), as well as Natalie Khawam (see below).
If you think there is a pattern to all this then you are right. Her client list is heavy on women (usually with dubious reputations) who have legal disputes (or the opportunity to create a legal dispute) with a man who is either very bad (like Scott Peterson) or conservative (like Rush Limbaugh) – which is kind of the same thing to her. To the left all conservatives are bad, maybe even evil, and women always tell the truth and are never in the wrong. This theory seems to float their boat, but it is seriously flawed logic.
PAULA BROADWELL is the first biographer I have heard of who actually hired someone else to do the writing for her (although technically he is co-author, she got first, and bigger billing and he never met the General). http://www.washingtonpost.com/video/thefold/exclusive-petraeus-biography-ghostwriter-breaks-silence/2012/11/12/fb3345da-2d22-11e2-89d4-040c9330702a_video.html
Her academic record is somewhat spotty as, although she has two master’s degrees, Harvard asked her to withdraw from a Ph.D. program there in 2007. The following year she entered one at King’s College, London. Having been accepted it is rare to be asked to leave a Ph.D. program, and equally rare to be accepted into another Ph.D. program after having been asked to leave elsewhere (unless the previous Ph.D. studies are kept a secret). This sort of thing is usually swept under the rug as it is seen to benefit no one, not the institutions and not the student. So it is possible there is a lot more to come on that front. (Full disclosure – the author chose, after one term, to leave a doctoral program with an undeserved reputation for another university which had a far better program – and this was done openly).
A month before her affair with CIA Director David Petraeus became public she alleged that the September 11th assault at Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the death of the American Ambassador and three other Americans was actually tied to the use of the site in Benghazi as a CIA secret prison. (Was this pillow talk?) Of course the CIA will deny it, they will also deny they were there for the express purpose of collecting arms for shipment to Syria which is the other theory floating around. But why mention it at all to the audience at the University of Denver (where it was taped). Was she speaking the truth, or was it really a CIA weapons depot? Either she is telling the truth, or she is lying. Either way, it shows a remarkable lack of responsibility. Even a patriotic bimbo would know better than to publicly say things like this about the CIA.
While all of this is bad enough what is really, really worrisome is that this woman had access (now revoked) to classified information. Yet despite this, and despite being in the middle of an affair with the CIA Director, about May 2012 she began sending anonymous threatening and/or harassing emails to Jill Kelley. Not very smart. Not the sort of behavior expected from any sort of professional, but especially one in such an important position (or who is involved with the married head of the CIA). And what does all of this say about the CIA Director – in short, if he lacked judgment when choosing his own mistress on what other issues did he exercise poor judgment.
LENA DUNHAM (born 1986) is a rather unexceptional looking filmmaker and actress whose most notable feature seems to be a large-ish tattoo on one upper arm. While she seems to write a lot of her work, if the political video she produced promoting Barack Obama’s reelection is evidence of any talent I would say her talent is strictly self-promotion. In the video she compared voting the first time with having sex the first time. Described as tasteless and inappropriate by many, and I don’t disagree, however what I found more interesting was her poor delivery, incomplete sentences, and the unflattering presentation. Clearly whatever intelligence she has is devoted, like that of many adolescents, to being clever, but cleverness has nothing to do with intelligence. If she thinks this video was in any way professional then Lena Dunham is in truth the worst woman of the year.
SANDRA FLUKE (born 1981) is another unremarkable looking woman who seems to think she is hot, possibly because of her sexual needs (how immature is that?). She was a law student who choose to attend Georgetown University, then turned on the university because their healthcare program did not cover birth control - of course it didn’t, Georgetown is a Catholic university. But this is a classic example of the left, constantly demanding that the right be amenable to their demands. She could have gone to another university, she could have paid for her own contraception – but then she has a degree in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, which tells me all I need to know.
Then the Democrats asked her to testify on a panel comprised of clergy and theologians to a Congressional committee on Obama Care, yet she is neither clergy nor a theologian. Hence her appearance was refused, so the Democrats put together a meeting which was taped to make it appear to be a testimony and it was that tape which made her famous. This was not testimony, this was a speech in which she attacks Georgetown’s insurance coverage of students for not including birth control. She also claimed she has lots of sex (which, since she is unmarried, makes her a slut), yet she and the Democrats were offended when Rush Limbaugh (after she had publicly boasted of being a slut without using the word) called her one.
Ms. Fluke somehow thinks that the taxpayer and/or a Catholic university’s health care insurance should support her recreational sex. No wonder the entitlement mentality is so widespread, when we have lawyers (she has now graduated) who do not even understand the English language.
JULIA (created 2012) is an imaginary woman created by the Obama campaign. Julia is shown in a video through the stages of her life. The purpose (I suspect) of this video was to show how much the government cares and how it is always there for women. It is a real Obamanation – Julia is the ultimate entitlement, brain dead, dependent, clingy, annoying woman who cannot, or will not, do anything for herself. Julia lacks all the defining American characteristics such as confidence, independence, optimism, and self-reliance. She is (to paraphrase Mark Twain) not American, she is European (the Democrat Party ideal).
KHAWAM SISTERS: Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam are twin sisters born in Beirut into a Maronite Catholic family. In May of 2012 Florida socialite Jill Kelley, complained to the FBI of harassing emails from an anonymous woman who turned out to be Paula Broadwell. The FBI also found between 20,000 and 30,000 emails between Kelley and General John R. Allen which were very sexual in nature. It was her complaint to the FBI which led to the whole chain of events which may have brought about the exposure of Gen. David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, Gen. Allen and a host of others immediately before Petraeus was to testify about the 9/11/2012 murder of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Of course it could also be that this whole situation was kept secret until the Obama Administration (and/or the CIA and/or the FBI) could blackmail Petraeus in some way. It also ended Jill Kelley’s access to MacDill Air Force Base.
Natalie Khawam, who is divorced, lives with her sister Jill and both were friends with Generals Petraeus and Allen who wrote letters of support for her in the custody battle against her ex-husband. She filed for bankruptcy in April 2012 with $3.6 million in personal debt. She is a lawyer with expertise in military electromagnetic technology and a busy social life which includes befriending high power celebrities, mostly in politics. She is being represented in connection with the Petraeus/Broadwell/Kelley scandal by Gloria Allred (see above).
SHEILA JACKSON LEE is the U.S. Representative for Texas 18th congressional district (mostly inner-city Houston). To her credit in 2008 she supported Hilary Clinton for president, however on the whole she is one of the most flaky members of congress of all time. The Houston Chronicle in 2012 published her recent support of high speed rail between Houston and Dallas. She has also claimed that Congressman Peter King’s hearings were helping al-Qaeda and claimed that repeal of Obamacare would kill Americans.
Her understanding of history, science, and the English language are, to be polite, sub-par. She actually said in 2010 that "Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side.” Someone needs to inform her that Vietnam was reunited about 40 years ago, there is no North or South Vietnam today, only a Vietnam.
In 1997 she asked NASA officials if the Mars Pathfinder had photographed the U.S. flag Neil Armstrong had planted there. She seems to be ignorant of the common knowledge that Neil Armstrong planted the flag on the moon. This woman seems not only ignorant of the difference between the planets, she also doesn’t seem to have much of a grasp of history. This incident’s report lead to her chief of staff writing a letter to the editor of the entity which reported it, saying it was “racist” to point out her mistake. Good thing she also didn’t mention Chicago or apartments. Who knew that pointing out historic ignorance was racist?
ELIZABETH WARREN aka Fauxcahontas (or if you prefer “Princess Heap-Big-Lies,” as she claims to be part Cherokee, but the Cherokee don’t claim her), aka as the Senator-elect from the state of Massachusetts where she has been practicing law without being a member of the bar in that state see here
Claiming to be part-Indian enabled her to get a plum position at Harvard. Her disregard for the law of Massachusetts should have not only barred her from practicing law there, but from working at Harvard, and from running for public office. But in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts none of that matters, what matters is that she is a Democrat and a woman – and a (faux) Indian. Incidentally it was Elizabeth Warren behind the “you didn’t build it” meme which Barack Obama has used repeatedly in his ongoing class warfare.
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SHULTZ (aka Little Debbie, DWS, Debbie Blabbemouth, Debbie Wasser what, or that cretin from Florida) represents Florida’s 20th Congressional district. She is also Chairman of the Democrat National Party a position once held by Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and former presidential candidate. She is a member of Planned Parenthood and favors gun control.
She has consistently defended the Democrat party on the issue of Israel, despite the very obvious fact that neither Barack Obama, nor the DNC supports it (is this just to curry votes in her largely Jewish district?) The facts are so obvious, the hostility to Israel so blatant, yet rather than pushing the party in the direction of Israel, she just lies.
As newly appointed DNC Chair she made numerous lies on Face the Nation about the Republican party and Medicare which four non-partisan fact checkers claimed she is not telling the truth.
As to WHO is the worst woman of 2012 – well they are all deserving but after extensive deliberations I’ve decided that:
Gloria Allred deserves the “Lifetime Achievement Award” as the oldest and most experienced at being a terrible person. Her involvement in a lawsuit is evidence that this/will be a big deal, there is big money here and/or that if there is a conservative man involved he is probably guilty of telling the truth.
Paula Broadwell and the Khawam sisters actually may have done the world a favor by exposing CIA Director David Petraeus, General Allen and the incompetence of the CIA which hopefully will make a difference for the better in the long run.
Lena Dunham and Sandra Fluke represent the loony, leftest, vulgar side of the feminist movement and as such are only the worst in a limited sphere. Both of them are ‘useful idiots’ who with any luck will soon disappear from sight. For their own benefit, and ours, it is to be hoped that they will grow up.
Julia is imaginary and as I live in Realville (we have a great mayor by the way) I’m not about to award her anything.
Sheila Jackson Lee is apparently an active member of the Dennis Kucinich branch of the Democrat Party which consists of the always angry, always offended, marginally literate, and always entertaining, slightly insane. But she cannot be the winner because my mother keeps telling me that it is not nice to pick on the mentally challenged.
Elizabeth Warren is a near runner-up, who may have done the right a favor. What prevents her from actually winning this award is that by becoming the Senator of Massachusetts, everyone in the state and in the rest of the 50 (or 57 if you prefer) states have living proof that the voters of Massachusetts care nothing for honor or honesty.
Therefore, by default Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is now proclaimed “Worst Woman of 2012.” And how she deserves it, not only being named the Worst Woman of the year, but to do so by default which seems to be her style, I mean after all Obama was not going name any Democrat who with more maturity, honesty, or decency than himself to be chair of the Democrat National Party. This vile excuse for a human being is a power mad, chronic (pathological?) liar who cares only for her party and not one wit for America. And best of all she is the gift that keeps on giving.