The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Wednesday, April 21, 2004  

Sorry for the Delay

Below are the official results of the Rittenhouse readers’ poll on the question “Who is the most dishonest member of the Bush administration?”

(I apologize for the delay in closing the polls and securing the official count, but Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) called late last night, made some vague talk of going to court, subpoenas, you know, that kind of thing.)

The winner was the front-runner from the very beginning: Vice President Dick Cheney, with 37 percent of the vote, with 835 readers having voted.

Dick Cheney -- 312 votes -- 37%
George Bush -- 228 -- 27%
John Ascroft -- 95 --11%
Condoleezza Rice -- 65 -- 8%
Donald Rumsfeld -- 62 --7%
Colin Powell -- 34 -- 4%
Scott McClellan -- 30 -- 4%
Elaine Chao -- 9 -- 1%

I vote for Condoleezza Rice because I’ve long thought there’s more there -- or should I say less -- than is generally believed, but upon further reflection I think readers made the right choice in a difficult contest.

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