The Washington Times - January 4, 2013, 05:29PM

Tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. Judicial Watch has released its annual list of politicians they deem unsavory — the top 11, plus a list of six runners-up for the dubious designation.

“The purpose of the list is to put the spotlight on some of D.C.’s most unethical politicians who have undermined the rule of law and abused the public trust,” says Tom Fitton, president of the watchdog group. He calls it a “bipartisan problem.”


Here are the “most corrupt” politicians, Mr. Fitton says, in alphabetical order:

Rep. Vern Buchanan, Florida Republican
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice
Attorney General Eric Holder
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat
Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat
President Barack Obama
Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat
Rep. David Rivera, Florida Republican
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

And the “dishonorable mentions” for 2012:

Former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat
Rep. Michael Grimm, New York Republican
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
Former CIA director David Petraeus
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat
Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat

See the group’s extensive justification for their choices here.