Scripted television is currently filled with many evil, greedy and downright incompetent politicians. In the spirit of President's Day (and, of course, our real-life election year), we take a look at the legislators for whom we have the least amount of respect, if not downright hatred. Some of them are villains that we're supposed to despise, while others are just plain annoying. We demand a recall of all of them.
10. Brittany Pierce (Glee)
First of all, can we start a petition right now to stop including her middle initial when we talk about her? That'd be great. Otherwise, this unicorn of a class president has done nothing since taking office. And considering her running platform was basically that she'd show everyone her boobs, consider us sorely disappointed.
9. Tom Kane (Boss)
The corrupt Chicago mayor is about as slimy as they come, thanks to his odious personality and his love for illegal drugs. Still, we'll throw him a bone because of that pesky degenerative brain disorder.
8. Duane Bailey (Modern Family)
Better known to most viewers as "David Cross's Character," Bailey is incredibly grating. Sure, we appreciate his call to action about allowing private parties to have more than eight dogs, but that's literally the only thing he's done since taking his City Council seat. Not that we actually want Claire Dunphy to get into politics.
7. Bobby Newport (Parks and Recreation)
This out-of-touch Sweetums heir has no chance of winning the Pawnee City Council seat he's gunning for, but an enemy of Leslie Knope is also an enemy of ours. Lucky for him, it's extremely enjoyable to say his name in a serious, smear campaign-y tone, just like Ben, Jerry and Tom did.
6. Tripp van der Bilt (Gossip Girl)
Nate's older Congressman cousin has always been a total pain and conniving little jerk, manipulating everyone around him and cheating on his wife with Serena (and then expecting her to be his mistress). But the reason this creep makes our list now is because he tampered with the brakes on the limo (originally meant for Nate) that ended up hospitalizing Chuck and Blair and causing her miscarriage.
5. Peter "The Hammer" Florrick (The Good Wife)
Where do we even begin with this Cook County State's Attorney? He abused his position and used state funds for prostitutes when he was married. Then, when he got out of jail, he ran a sleazy manipulative case to expose his opponents' wrongdoings, then blew their blunders way out of proportion... all while faking being religious to win favor with the public eye. Worst of all, he used his power to try and take down Will, when all the guy did was fall in love with the wife Peter is only technically still married to.
4. Bob Little (Parenthood)
Formerly "Bobby," this baby-faced 28-year-old has clearly wasted a tremendous amount of money for a mere Berkeley City Council seat, not only on his enormous campaign staff but also on a trip to the Small Business Owner's Association meeting in Sacramento, which, the last time he checked, is not part of the city of Berkeley. Though we can't quite tell yet if he's creeping on Amber, if he genuinely likes her or what the big deal is for a grown, unattached man to be romantically interested in a consenting 19-year-old woman, we do know that he landed this spot on our list the minute he let Kristina (who drove three hours round trip, by the way) stop his eminent hookup. Grow a backbone, dude.
3. The Evil Queen/Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)
Queenie is, you know, completely evil. She screwed over her hubby, King Leopold, then entrapped the Genie into a self-serving magical mirror. Maybe it's not entirely her fault that she can't have true love, but that doesn't mean we forgive her for what she did to Graham or her own father. Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, she's icy and vindictive as the town's mayor. We know she's the show's antagonist and that we're supposed to hate her and all, but we really, really loathe her.
2. William Walden (Homeland)
The Vice President of the United States and former director of the CIA is a Machiavellian jerk, who, by the way, is terrible at covering up scandals. He gave the go-ahead for a drone strike in an area that he knew was populated by children and other innocents (R.I.P. Issa), which turned a P.O.W. Marine against him and America. If the terrorists win, it's totally Walden's fault.
1. Burt Hummel (Glee)
Mechanic-turned-United States Congressman Burt Hummel has absolutely no business in national office. We have no idea how a write-in candidate won his seat by a landslide to begin with, especially considering that he was a last-minute nominee whose campaign manager was also a full-time Spanish teacher and glee club advisor at a local high school. What's worse is that Burt's never even at his job, choosing to spend his time back in Lima, Ohio attending to such important matters as early-bird dinners hosted by his stepson's fiancée's parents.
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