Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, who has previously been ranked as the most corrupt person in America and the sixth most evil person of the last millennium, is listed again as the most admired woman in a year-end poll of Americans by the Gallup Organization.
Mrs. Clinton collected 13 percent of the vote, edging out Oprah Winfrey who took 11 percent.
First lady Laura Bush came in third place at 8 percent, followed by national security adviser Condoleezza Rice at 7 percent, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 3 percent, and former first lady Barbara Bush at 2 percent.
“Hillary Clinton has come in first or second every year for the past 12 years, starting when she became first lady in 1993,” says Gallup. “In 2001, she came in second to first lady Laura Bush, and in 1995 and 1996, she came in second behind Mother Teresa. In 1994, Clinton tied with Mother Teresa. In the other years, Clinton came in first.”
Last year, Hillary held a nine percentage-point lead over Winfrey, 16 to 7 percent.
The other women rounding out the top ten taking 1 percent each are Maya Angelou, Nancy Reagan, Martha Stewart, Madeleine Albright and Queen Elizabeth II, who has made more appearances than any other woman in the annual survey, being ranked 40 times.
Just two years ago, Hillary was named the most corrupt person in America by the public-interest watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Said Judicial Watch in 2002, “Like a modern-day Gollum, Mrs. Clinton’s quest for political brass rings frequently descends into evil, from Whitewater to FBI Filegate to Travelgate to taking over two million dollars in illegal contributions for her Senate campaign from Judicial Watch client Peter Paul. Judicial Watch’s quest is to throw her ring into the judicial ‘Cracks of Doom.’”
In 1999, a survey of nearly 20,000 readers of the New York Post ranked Mrs. Clinton the sixth most evil person of the millennium.
Her husband, then-President Bill Clinton was ranked No. 2 on the evil list, second only to Adolf Hitler.
On this year’s Gallup survey, Bill Clinton finished second to President George W. Bush for the most admired man.
“The president is typically the most admired man each year,” notes Gallup. “The last time a president did not top the list was 1980, when Pope John Paul II was the most admired man.”
The pollsters also state the percentage mentioning Bush as the most admired man is lower now than at any other point since he took office in 2001.
His high of 39 percent came in the immediate wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and now stands at 23 percent.
Rounding out the top five most admired men this year are Secretary of State Colin Powell, at 5 percent, former President Jimmy Carter at 4 percent, and Rev. Billy Graham at 3 percent.