'Unsexiest' Men Alive: Post-Election Edition

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2008 7:13 PM CST
Josh Brolin portrays George W. Bush in a scene from Oliver Stone's "W."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Boston Phoenix drew up its  “Unsexiest Men” list in March, but the election season produced some new contenders, while others earned a reprieve.

  • John Edwards: The perennial Dem also-ran wasn't on the first list, but his very public dalliance earns him a spot after a recount of sorts.
  • Mike Huckabee: Though on the earlier list, the "sweet-natured creationist" receives a pardon for his success as a TV host.

  • Joe the Plumber: An overnight sensation in unsexiness.
  • Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor retains his preeminent spot.
  • John McCain: The Phoenix picked him in March, and his behavior during the campaign sealed the deal.
  • George W. Bush: If he was  "harmlessly retarded" as the character in Oliver Stone's W is, he'd have gotten a reprieve.
For the others on the list, click the link below.
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