Ass Clown of the Week: State Rep. Cynthia Davis

Jun 29, 2009 at 9:31 am
Davis: Ass Clown -
Davis: Ass Clown
Which is the greater indignity? MSNBC's Keith Olbermann calling you the "World's Worst Person" in front of a national television audience measuring in the hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of viewers? Or being voted "Ass Clown of the Week" by dozens* of devoted Daily RFT readers?

If you chose the latter, you're either A) completely checked out of reality B) on the payroll of Riverfront Times. And, either way, we salute you!

Yes, in stunning fashion Daily RFT readers voted State Rep. Cynthia Davis (R - St. Charles) as the region's most embarrassing headline maker of the last week for a newsletter she sent out criticizing hungry (and presumably lazy) Missouri families. The newsletter also earned her mention on Olbermann's show.

* wherein "dozens" is a number greater than 24 with no known limit and could quite possibly (but not likely) stretch into the billions zillions.
The results:

Davis received 67 percent of the vote. Her opponents all tied for second place with each nominee earning exactly 11 percent of the vote. Those opponents inluded...
  • Andrew Schneider and Trent Gilliam -- charged with stealing a rolling barbecue grill from a Waterloo, Illinois, festival. Police arrested Schneider and Gilliam after following a 5-mile trail of grease left from the grill.
  • Frederica Butler -- A 29-year-old St. Louis woman who offered to sleep with her ex-boyfriend if he did her the favor of burning down her apartment building. Butler didn't like where she lived and wanted a free hotel room courtesy of the Red Cross.
  • John Campisi -- The former St. Louis County Councilman accused of trying to sabotage a south county fireworks display by creating a website that stated this year's event was canceled. Campisi was allegedly upset that the man who beat him in last fall's election, Steve Stenger, was raising money for the July 4 fireworks show that Campisi erroneously claimed he founded.