I love watching Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" segment every night, and if I could nominate somebody or something, it'd have to be a retail clothing outlet called Club Libby Lu. They held an essay contest of some sort with a set of concert tickets to a Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana concert as the prize, which this girl and her parents won, only to find out the essay lied about the little girls supposedly dead father.
The result while not unexpected, was cruel and despicable nonetheless. No real qualms about punishing the parents here, that's a fairly dishonest and desperate thing to do, and you'd expect there to be some negative ramifications for that, but this is beyond the pale. The girl -- a little 6-year-old girl -- lost the tickets.
You want to punish the parents? Fine, make them pay for the tickets or do some community service or donate to a charity, but you just don't punish a child for the sins of their retarded parents, a kid who was undoubtedly thrilled at the prospect of having won, who certainly had no hand in the lies, and has to be absolutely crushed now that it's not going to happen.
Shame on her parents, but more so shame on Mary Drolet and her company for ruining this poor kids dreams just because you got taken for a ride.
As Keith would say in his somber tones intimating true disgust: Mary Drolet, chief executive of Club Libby Lu, tonights worst person in the world.