Top 10 Political Screen Grabs of 2011

In a very particular order, here are the top 10 things that fogged up my computer screen in 2011:

10. Michele Sets Us Straight

Because despite the misleading title and impressive posture of its cover star, this book has almost nothing to do with Pilates.

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9. Dinner Invitations from Barack

Because desperation was the look in 2011.


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8. Herman Cain’s Exploding Thermometer

Because jizzing blood all over Iowa was a weird choice for someone in the middle of a sex scandal.

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7. “The Situation” Situation Room Meme

Because there were too many good Situation Room meme pics to choose from, and this one arguably took the cake.

A close second was this insane Hassidic newspaper’s version with Hillary photoshopped out of it, because it is against their standards to publish photos of women.

There was also everybody in Princess Beatrice’s hats and this one of ‘Bam playing PS3.

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6. Rick Santorum’s Dirty Sign

Because he’s still not getting what “Santorum” means—and he’s still spreading it everywhere!

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5. Fox News Gets Hacked

Because it’s funny when Rupert Murdoch gets hacked– and also because it could’ve been an actual mistake, considering Fox’s track record.

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4. Anthony Weiner tweets his gym pics

Because, in regards to this *ahem* pose, let’s just say it’s not the FIRST time a Member of Congress has stolen something from me.

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3. The Other Mrs. Bachmann

Because that means it’s true.

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2. Thick Rick

Because that’s actually pretty hot.

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1. Hosni Mubarak Stands Trial in a Cage

Because 2011 was the year of the protest, the uprising, the occupation and the oh-hell-no!, and no one embraced the moment with more diva-tude than Mizz Hosni Mubarak. Lying on that hospital bed with those big puppy eyes in the middle of his own trial? Pure Dictator Dearest. Like Jeremy Piven before him, the timing of the fallen Pharaoh’s sudden illness also seemed suspiciously convenient. See also: deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s magic coma, which he fell into shortly after abdicating the Presidency.

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That’s all for 2011, occupiers! Thanks for reading and follow @WelfareKing for more entry-level political dirt…

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