Glenn Beck is 8th, the Pope is 6th. 6 isn't 8
Glenn Beck and the Dalai Lama are both known to be Terrorists. Haven't met them.

On the other hand, 1,2,3,4,5, and 8 Jimmy Carter are nice people.

Has anyone seen the ads for Oprah's new TV channel - barf city!
Jimmy Carter is eradicating a disease as we speak. Glenn Beck is nurturing one. They are clearly of equal admirability.
At Lindy's suggestion I started following comic Rob Delaney's twitter feed. On the 16th he had this:
RT @DalaiLama: Fat women with calloused hands give the best handjobs.
@1, you didn't do very well in school, did you?
Really, Josh. I guess you don't need to pass an IQ test to post on Slog.

And Margaret Thatcher? What the fuck?
So many things about both these lists make me sad but I think the worst is seeing Sarah Palin, Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie above Aung San Suu Kyi. For fucks sake...
Seems admiration is a litmus test for the sanity of the admiring party, not the person being admired.....just a thought...;-D I don't want to be alone (or in groups) with anyone of those those who voted for Beck, the Bush Clan, Condi, Sarah or Benedict....
Hmm. Not one mention that George W Bush is just behind Obama. After a couple years of 'hope and change' (change here meaning 'my beliefs or principles or really anything that will make me more popular) it seems people remember principle and honor a bit more fondly.

People remember Thatcher fondly for the same reason they remeber Reagan fondly. Both had a deep love of and optimism for their country. Both were people of ideals who wouldn't compromise core beliefs for a couple points in the polls. Obama might take a lesson here...
Is it just me or does this just read as a list of famous people whose names are easy to remember.
George W. Bush is the second most admired man in the world? I find that extremely hard to believe.

Even conservatives I know disowned him long ago.
@5 are you sure YOU didn't do very well in school?

Pope and Billy are tied for 6th (too close to call 6th or 7th place) and Jimmy and Glenn are tied for 8th (too close to call for 8th or 9th).

Pope & Billy > Glenn. @1 is right, although perhaps poorly worded, but certainly no worse than Paul's incorrect title.
You know Paul, this is a perfect example of why a guy like you is unhappy most of the time. You could have written 4 of the 5 most admired men in America are progressives (and 3/5 of the most admired women). You could have at least said half of the top 10 are progressive and half are conservative.

But nope. You had to wrack your brain until you could find some way to interpret this thing that would make it into some kind of bummer. What's your excuse for acting like that, anyway?

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. There are a couple billion people on Earth (at least) who suffer real hardship, deprivation and oppression. Paul Constant is not one of them. You are in fact a lucky little fucker and you should admit it.
@12 touche.

comprehension fail on my part.

Most people have never heard of her. It's more of an indictment of Americans' general ignorance.
The question basically asks people to name someone newsworthy they like. It's a pretty dumb and pointless poll (and it's Gallup's poll btw, not USAToday's). It's mostly a reflection of who made the news in the past year without commiting a major crime. The sitting president usually 'wins.'
Most of these people, including Obama, Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Rice, Bush, and maybe even Bush would also end up on the top ten list of most hated people.
This list is exactly the same as the most reviled list. Weird.
I'm surprised most people even know who Aung San Suu Kyi is.
I'm more upset by Jimmy Carter = Glenn Beck.


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