DC’s Grinch of the Year?

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You’re as cuddly as a cactus,
You’re as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.

— Dr. Seuss

The time has come to name the 2007 Metroblogging DC Grinch of the Year. It’s time to help Santa choose which deserving foe of all that is good and right in DC is named our Grinch. We’re looking for any individual or group who have impacted DC in any negative way. They’re Grinch Personified, stealing candy-canes from Cindi Lou Who.

Some of my suggestions might include those who voted against DC’s vote in Congress, or maybe those workers in the DC Government who stole $40 million, or maybe Victor Kolako, who ran over two pedestrians with his Metrobus without stopping. I only just saw the video that was released by the families of the victims on Marc Fisher’s blog (video is still one more click away if you just want to read about it), and quite frankly it’s appalling.

I’m sure there are other entries that we could come up with, so please, suggest your Grinch of the Year in the comments! We’ll put out a proper poll come next Wednesday and voting will close a week from Monday! Who’s got your goat? Mayor Fenty? Marion Barry? The Lerner Family? Dan Snyder? Local Media? Congress? El Jefe himself? Put it in the comments and get the ball rolling.

8 Comments so far

  1. Tiffany (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

    The bus driver is a strong contender, and then there’s the DC Schools employee who stole money from student activity funds (you know, the accounts holding all that money the students raise from bake sales and whatever) to pay for lavish meals and trips to strip clubs.

  2. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

    The National Park Service for their ongoing Constitutional violations.

  3. dcres (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

    Joseph J. Finn for his sucky nomination.

  4. Don (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

    Wait, did Joe just nominate himself by complaining about the Christmas tree? I’m not sure how this fits in the rules…

  5. matt (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

    Roy Pearson for the $54 million pants suit!

  6. Mike Licht (unregistered) on December 13th, 2007 @ 12:08 am

    Rep. Louis Bullert "Louie" Gohmert(R-TX-1D) of East Texas, who said he represented DC too, voted against DC’s House Vote and introduced a bill retroceding DC to Maryland, as if they would take us.

  7. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on December 13th, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

    How about Keith "I’ll Kill Ya" Washington? Shooting people really dampens the holidays.

  8. Zoey & Me (unregistered) on December 14th, 2007 @ 8:09 am

    Joe Gibbs for not getting us to the Super Bowl.

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