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Best Person You Love to Hate BOA Award Winner

Zell Miller
It wasn't too long after Zig Zag ZELL MILLER got to Washington he launched into a flurry of flip-flops, supporting every deficit-increasing, Alaska-drilling, abortion-banning measure the Bush administration proposed. Call it "Mr. Smith Goes Off His Rocker". Over the past year, Senator Psycho really hasmore...
It wasn't too long after Zig Zag ZELL MILLER got to Washington he launched into a flurry of flip-flops, supporting every deficit-increasing, Alaska-drilling, abortion-banning measure the Bush administration proposed. Call it "Mr. Smith Goes Off His Rocker". Over the past year, Senator Psycho really has gone off the deep end: He dubbed himself the sage who could save the Democratic Party, then endorsed President Bush and became a mean-spirited attack dog for Republicans. He declared himself a "fiscal conservative" bent on cutting taxes, then voted for every pork-barrel bill that came through the Senate - so long as it didn't help middle-class people but did help corporations. And, of course, there was Zig Zag's zany book, which amounted to an excruciatingly sycophantic love letter to himself. "miller.senate.gov" less...

Best People You Love to Hate BOA Award Winner

Neil Boortz

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U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney

Best Person You Love To Hate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Mayor Bill Campbell
Liberal journalist-types may point to Zell Miller for this category, but you can't go wrong with Campbell. Let's take a look at his recent accomplishments. He reneged on bonuses for Atlanta cops, turned the construction of a new traffic court building into a giant political mess, and oh, then there'smore...
Liberal journalist-types may point to Zell Miller for this category, but you can't go wrong with Campbell. Let's take a look at his recent accomplishments. He reneged on bonuses for Atlanta cops, turned the construction of a new traffic court building into a giant political mess, and oh, then there's the small matter of being investigated by the FBI for political corruption. Hell, without Campbell to pick on, we don't know who the "AJC" would even write about. less...

Best Person You Love to Hate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Mayor Bill Campbell

Best Person You Love to Hate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
John Rocker
As fans of professional wrestling have long known, the Good Guys get the cheers, but the Bad Guys get the money. Pilloried by the press for his scattergun approach to casual sociopathology, the Braves reliever seems to embody the old joke about bigotry: He's not prejudiced — he hates everybody. Butmore...
As fans of professional wrestling have long known, the Good Guys get the cheers, but the Bad Guys get the money. Pilloried by the press for his scattergun approach to casual sociopathology, the Braves reliever seems to embody the old joke about bigotry: He's not prejudiced — he hates everybody. But Rocker's no chump. His mug's been on every TV screen, front page and most magazine covers; an entire legion of like-minded misanthropes has rallied to his spike-studded flag; and the stage is set for Rocker II — The Reformation, in which our hero realizes the error of his ways, embraces progressive multiculturism, writes a best-seller about his struggle with his own dark inner-self and speaks at the next Republican National Convention. Ka-ching! less...

Best Person You Love to Hate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Mayor Bill Campbell
In a way, it's hard not to feel sorry for Mayor Bill Campbell. Widely hailed as a sharp, charismatic pol when first elected, Hizzoner had it all — a mostly friendly, pliant City Council, scads of money rolling in from a booming economy, and even a shot at a national appointment. Toss in the chancemore...
In a way, it's hard not to feel sorry for Mayor Bill Campbell. Widely hailed as a sharp, charismatic pol when first elected, Hizzoner had it all — a mostly friendly, pliant City Council, scads of money rolling in from a booming economy, and even a shot at a national appointment. Toss in the chance to host the Olympics, play host for a World Series ball club and a dozen ribbon-cuttings a day for new construction projects, and it's hard to see "the Pride of Pryor Street" as anything other than solid gold. So what happened? Well, it soon became apparent that the sharply tailored suit and snazzy 'stache disguised the disposition of a rattlesnake with a toothache, an obsessively hands-on mayor blighted with 10 thumbs who "managed" the police department into a decimated, demoralized crew overseen by a frightened group of bunker-mentality bureaucrats. An affirmative action program designed to uplift the disadvantaged seemed to devolve into a "friends helping Bill's friends" cabal of mutual back-scratching. City services were overpriced and under-delivered. And any complaint — no matter by whom — was dismissed as "racist." Then a federal investigation began, and leaky lawyers teamed up with blood-scenting reporters. The pity is that, after all these years, the city seems so ready to believe the worst about a man who coulda' been a contender. less...
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