Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Congressional Medal of Dishonor


From the polling firm PPP -- and no, not from the Onion -- comes the funniest thing you'll read all day.

"Facing low approval ratings after a historically unproductive 112th
session and a series of last-minute showdowns over fiscal matters, Congress is now less popular than root canals, NFL replacement referees, head lice, the rock band Nickelback, colonoscopies, carnies, traffic jams, cockroaches, Donald Trump, France, Genghis Khan, used-car salesmen and Brussel sprouts.

When asked if they have a higher opinion of either Congress or a series of unpleasant or disliked things, voters said they had a higher opinion of root canals (32 for Congress and 56 for the dental procedure), NFL replacement refs (29-56), head lice (19-67), the rock band Nickelback (32-39), colonoscopies (31-58), Washington DC political pundits (34-37), carnies (31-39), traffic jams (34-56), cockroaches (43-45), Donald Trump (42-44), France (37-46), Genghis Khan (37-41), used-car salesmen (32-57), and Brussels sprouts (23-69) than Congress.

Congress did manage to beat out telemarketers (45-35), John Edwards (45-29), the Kardashians (49-36), lobbyists (48-30), North Korea (61-26), the ebola virus (53-25), Lindsay Lohan (45-41), Fidel Castro (54-32), playground bullies (43-38), meth labs (60-21), communism (57-23), and gonorrhea (53-28)."


I do spot at least one potential problem with this poll: Aren't Lindsay Lohan and gonorrhea technically the same thing?

3 comments:

Marc McKenzie said...

"I do spot at least one potential problem with this poll: Aren't Lindsay Lohan and gonorrhea technically the same thing?"

Damn, that's cold...but very, very funny.

Drew said...

Colonoscopies?

People like have having a camera shoved up their ass more than they like the job performance of Congress.

Wow...now that's saying something...unless you're an actor/actress in brutal porn.

Prophet of Ra said...

Not fair. Gonorrhea can be fixed with a simple dose of antibiotics so it's automatically more ideal than the long term effects of the current congress.