WASHINGTON D.C.-- After a heated competition involving hundreds of candidates, lawmakers today crowned Rep. Barney Frank as the most shameless politician of the past decade.
The Massachusetts congressman who helped crash the global economy by resisting reforms to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was predictably unbowed.
"I'd like to thank my fellow members for recognizing that I am shameless, but I am shameless for the American people," he said shamelessly.
Many members of Congress nodded their heads, knowing they'd picked the right man.
"I voted for Frank because I've never seen him blush. He's incapable of blushing!" marveled a congressman from New York. "Even Bill Clinton's face occasionally reddened when he said something shameless."
Another lawmaker pointed to his taking the lead regarding the bailout crisis.
"If I'd have been him, I'd have been so embarrassed I likely wouldn't have left my house!"
Rep. Frank was also voted "Member Most Likely To Have Blackmail Material on Other Members" which could help explain his ascension in Congress despite having used his home as an escort service and Fannie and Freddie as vehicles to wreck the economy.