First, there has been quite a bit of disagreement expressed over my first two selections: Joe the Plumber and Carrie Prejean (Miss California). This tells me that readers are having the same experience I am in finding that this is a crowded field and it is extremely difficult to pick just one idiot. I know I won't please everybody, and I am determined not to do the lazy thing and just make Michele Bachmann the permanent winner. In the future, I may experiment with ways to solicit reader input through Twitter or even a poll.
Second, some of those commenting are taking this series way too seriously. This is supposed to be fun, so have fun with it. I've been accused of "demonizing" the winners. All I'm doing is providing a showcase for their idiocy. They've done the hard work themselves. Others seem to want to debate whether a winner's level of idiocy is really sufficient for such recognition. Debate away, but remember that this is all in fun.
Finally, the comment threads for the first two posts have been outstanding. I've really enjoyed readers' thoughts on the first two winners. They've made me laugh, they've made me think. Much appreciated, so keep it up.
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