From Jared to Kellyanne: The Year in Political Dicks

Images via Getty. Photoshop by Bobby Finger.

It’s baffling to look back at the past year in politics, to
begin to wade through the number of protections rolled back by
the administration, or the number of Friday afternoons
interrupted by news existentially threatening our democracy, or
the number of times the President has demonstrated severe and
unchecked senility.

It’s also baffling to look back at the growing cast of henchmen
called together by that President—a group of people so
thoroughly despicable in so many creative ways that it seems
impossible that they were all able to occupy the spotlight as
much as they did, spreading hatred, chaos, and knowledge of
their horrible chins (each more horrible than the last). But
the Jezebel staff is committed to documenting and cataloging
this cast of withered goons, and so, for our final episode of
Big Time Dicks of the year (we’re going on a quick
holiday hiatus), we present an educational tour through the
biggest dicks of 2017.

Listen to this week’s episode (featuring features editor Kelly
Stout, Special Projects senior reporter Anna Merlan, Splinter
politics reporter Katie McDonough, and me, hi) for a trip down
memory lane, except here, memory lane is littered with garbage,
paved with swastikas, and lined with old men trying to honk
your boob and then run for Senate (and spoiler: they win!). We
cover everyone from Jared Kushner to Kellyanne Conway to
Michael Flynn to John Kelly (deep, anguished breath)
to Mitch McConnell to Sebastian Gorka to Sean Spicer (memba
him?).

Who will win the title of Biggest Dick of 2017, and the
accompanying prize of a crown of dicks and a $500 Auntie Anne’s
gift card redeemable only upon resignation? You’ll have to
listen to find out.


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