Twice as many AOL users pick Pres. Bush as top villain than hero  :  Published January 2007 All Rights Reserved


25% Vote Pres. Bush Top Villain, 13% Call Him Hero

The Associated Press and AOL News teamed up for a year-end poll on a variety of topics related to villains, heroes, role models, and news stories for 2006.

AOL, the leading Internet host for consumers in the United States, found that of 1,004 adults 25 percent listed President George W Bush as the year's top villain, Osama bin Laden earned a distant 8 percent, and the deceased Saddam Hussein earned 6 percent.

Not all news was bad for President Bush however, because 13 percent of those polled named him as their hero for 2006, followed by military personnel in Iraq (6 percent,)  Jesus Christ earned 3 percent as did  Senator Barack Obama, and  Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey was selected the best celebrity role model of the year with 29 percent of the vote. Michael J Fox came in a close second with 23 percent. Pop singer Britney Spears was named the year’s worst celebrity role model at 29 percent, with brain-dead pal Paris Hilton coming in second at 18 percent.

In a separate poll, AOL asked subscribers to rank their best and worst stories for the year. Big mouth and nearly bankrupt Donald Trump ranked the Most Annoying Money Personality of 2006 with 44 percent of the votes. Trump's toupee earned him the Worst Signature Style of the year by AOL users (by 86 percent.) Optimist guru for the rich,  Suze Orman gained 20 percent of the vote for most annoying money-related personality.

The most overpaid celebrity notice fell on Hilton for her self-releasing a music album no one wanted to buy.

AOL users listed gasoline prices as the top story of the year -- considering the bulk of users are 'moms' who drive SUVs that isn't a surprise. Users voted Ford Motor Company's stock as the most important to root for in 2007.

They also wished bankruptcy would befall Saudi Arabia's prince Alwaleed bin Talal.



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