November 27th, 2008
09:53 AM ET
9 years ago

Here they are - the Top 10 Political Turkeys of 2008

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer made Bill Schneider's annual list of political turkeys for 2008."]
(CNN) - November 27 may be Turkey Day in America, but in the world of politics, every day is turkey day.

Watch: The top 5 political turkeys of '08

Turkeys are foolish creatures - overstuffed, noisy and self-important. A lot like the politicians on our list of Turkeys of the Year.

Turkey No. 10: Rudy Giuliani puts all his eggs in one basket - Florida.

"We are going to win in Florida, and then we will be talking about exactly who made the right decisions," Giuliani says on CNN's "The Situation Room" a week before the primary.

Giuliani ends up third in Florida, with 15 percent of the vote.

The former New York City mayor was relying on the many former New Yorkers who have moved or retired to Florida. There's just one problem: most of them are Democrats, and Democrats can't vote in Florida's Republican primaries.

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  1. Tom in Delaware

    Hey 'REG in AZ', why don't you back up some of those hysterical accusations with some real facts.

    BTW- a sociopath is one who is void of any meaningful relationships.

    Selflessness is giving birth to a child rather than aborting it because it is viewed by some to be less than perfect.

    Find a mirror and locate the problem.

    I wonder how Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, and Schumer missed the list...the whole Fannie and Freddie Meltdown is because of them.

    Guess there's always the Christmas Turkey list.

    November 27, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. California Gold

    So many are so deserving. After great thought Sarah Palin is clearly at the top. Every time she opens her mouth she cements her ranking.

    November 27, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. waxwing069

    Bush should be considered as the Grand daddy of all turkeys... lol

    November 27, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. Lisa Vilen

    Not very nice, Paul, saying, "America is the biggest turkey" on Thanksgiving Day.

    November 27, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. Ennis, LA

    He can run for NY governor. He should have no trouble beating a
    blind guy.

    November 27, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. nan

    Lee is so right. Sarah Palin is the biggest turkey of all. When you consider all her mistakes, arrogance and ignorance, you wonder perhaps if John McCain is also the biggest turkey of all to have chosen her as his running mate. What was he thinking????? Thank god for Obama!!!!

    November 27, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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