The Rittenhouse Review

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

Wednesday, April 05, 2006  

Amid So Much Loathsomeness
Judy, Judy, Judy

Hard to believe it's that time of year already, but the New York Press is out with its annual list of the 50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers.

I know, I know. Just 50. It must take the entire year to whittle down the list of contenders, even excluding a handful of the detestable people I knew when I lived there.

Names, and items, of particular interest around here, for various reasons: Andrea Peyser of the New York Post at No. 41; "supermodel" Naomi Campbell, ranking 33rd; fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi just ahead at No. 30; Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton at No. 26; the Meatpacking District, a neighborhood near where I once lived, at No. 25; Mayor Michael Bloomberg at No. 22, a steep drop from the past; "lame duck governor" George Pataki at No. 11; and too low, but still in the top 10, at No. 8, New York Times scribe and scribbler, Judy Miller.

You will have to read the list yourself to see who's number one on the list.

Notable among the deserving names from last year's list who dropped off in 2006 (presented alphabetically): Max Boot, Graydon Carter, Katie Couric, Ed Koch, Norman Podhoretz, Thomas Krens, Lawrence Kudlow, and Karen Schwartz.

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