Following the swearing in of the 114th Congress, one with an expanded Republican
majority which hopes to outdo the last two least productive Congresses in history, the
House of Representatives held its biannual Yearbook Superlative voting on Tuesday, with
Congressman John Boehner from Ohio once again elected as “Least Likely to Succeed” for
the third consecutive time.
In the ranks of the Republican caucus it’s a coveted title of power in the House of
Representatives, and one that was not earned easily this time around for Boehner.
Reigning “Class Clown” Rep. Louie Gohmert from Texas and “Most Likely to Have Their
Name Used as a Negative Euphemism” winner Rep. Ted Yoho from Florida both
challenged Boehner for the “Biggest Loser” title, but ultimately failed in their pursuit.
Other titles awarded came as little surprise to many, as House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi from California was re-awarded “Most Likely to Be a Disappointed Grandmother.”
The “He’s Still Here?” title (formerly held by Michelle Bachmann) went to first time winner
and Tea-Party favorite Rep. Steve King from Iowa, and former Vice Presidential candidate
Rep. Paul Ryan from Wisconsin retained his title of “Biggest Brown Noser,” in addition to
picking up a new title of “Most Likely to be Doing Homework When Everyone Else is Getting
Wasted in a Bar.”
A new title introduced to the 114th Congress was “Most Likely to Put Their Foot In Their
Mouth,” which was voted to have a 216 member tie, consisting of Democrats, Republicans
and basically any member of congress that is asked to appear on TV.
Congress also had a bit of fun with the regular tradition, taking a jab at Majority Whip Steve
Scalise from Louisiana by naming him “Best Looking in White Bedsheets,” a reference to
his latest scandal troubles involving ties to white supremacist David Duke.
In a final surprise move, the House bestowed one last superlative as an honorary gesture,
voting President Barack Obama the title “Worst Case of Senioritis,” which will most likely
define his attitude and approach towards working with his last Congress in office.