2008 Hall of Infamy Inductees

A month-by-month gallery of the year's most ignominious figures
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2008 8:21 PM CST
On March 10, 2008, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer makes a statement to reporters during a news conference, where he apologized after a report that he was involved in a prostitution ring.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer/FILE)
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(Newser) – As we look back at the great people who made their mark this year, let us not forget to document the schlubby, the sneaky, and the just plain criminal. Vanity Fair has done the legwork, rounding up a month-by-month rogue's gallery. Some highlights:

  • January: Rudy Giuliani's Florida strategy was hapless at best.

  • March: Eliot Spitzer exposed his proclivities to the world.
  • June: Robert Mugabe reminded us how bad African dictators can be.
  • October: "Joe" the (unlicensed) Plumber spoke his mind—even when he knew none of the issues.
For their rhyming tributes and the rest, click on the link below.