5 Most Shockingly Unpleasant Politicians

5. Spiro Agnew

When you hear the name Richard Nixon, you immediately think…..Watergate, bombing of Cambodia and other not-so-pleasant things. Although Nixon was an unpleasant individual, he pales in comparison to his second in command, Vice-President Spiro Agnew. Agnew took the idea of political corruption to a whole new level. During his fifth year in office, Agnew was investigated for taking bribes totaling more than $200,000 while he was holding office as Baltimore County Executive, Governor of Maryland, and Vice President of the United States. That’s $200,000 dollars, in 1973, being worth a lot more today. Spiro Agnew was not just known for his bribery scandals and his hate filled speeches against his political opponents, he also holds the ignominy of being the only Vice President to resign due to corruption charges.
5. Spiro Agnew

4. Michele Bachmann

Alright, there were plenty of other choices I could have made other than Michele Bachmann. So many Tea Party darlings to choose from; Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Allen West, Sarah Palin(Bachmann’s long lost sister), but I decided on Michele Bachmann. She doesn’t just epitomize the tin foil hat wearing crowd, she’s mean-spirited to boot, thus earning a place in this article. So what does make Representative Bachmann so unpleasant? Oh well, let’s see….she loves, just loves to deny rights to everyone that’s not in her social category…..white, Christian(the fundamentalist kind) and straight.
4. Michele Bachmann

3. Donald Rumsfeld

OK, here’s another hard choice to make. The Neocon chicken-hawk crowd. Who to include? Who to leave out? Ultimately, I chose Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush. There were so many to choose, Dick Cheney of course, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, I. Scooter Libby etc. Maybe even the former President himself…but that would be too cliche. So I’m going with Rumy(Bush’s nickname for Rumsfeld).
3. Donald Rumsfeld

2. Silvio Berlusconi

Now we’re delving into the foreign market of sleaze and unpleasantness. Our next guest on the list is none other than the former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi. Honestly I don’t know what to make of this guy. Sometimes I think he got into politics just to see if he could do it, other times I think more conventionally, he’s not part of the Mafia, he IS the Mafia. Far fetched? Yeah, maybe a little.  Let’s not forget though, this guy is practically the richest person in in Italy. He owns TV stations and luxurious soccer clubs like A.C. Milan, and he kept getting into the highest office in the land. There is a temptation there to think he might have just bought his way into office.
2. Silvio Berlusconi

1. Daniel Cohn-Bendit

Admittedly this guy is not that well known, and it might seem somewhat surprising as to why I would include him, let alone put him at number one. Well, this particular individual is beyond unpleasant; he is downright repulsive. Daniel Cohn-Bendit got his start in politics during the 1968 Student revolutions in France. Known as a firebrand Communist, he was nicknamed Dany le Rouge (French for “Danny the Red”, because of both his politics and the color of his hair).
1. Daniel Cohn-Bendit