Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Esquire Readers Have Good Taste

Esquire magazine has reported the results of their recent poll, asking men what one woman in the world they would like to invite to a dinner party. The winner: Condoleezza Rice. Second went to Oprah Winfrey and third to Angelina Jolie. In all fairness, Rice is hotter than Oprah, and brighter than Jolie.

Do you think Madeline Albright would have done as well, when she was the world's pinup queen?

Tell people you have a list where the first name is Rice, the second Oprah, and the third Angelina, and see how long it takes them to guess what exactly, this is a list of:

Rice voted most popular dinner companion
June 13, 2006 - 9:34AM

When Esquire asked American men who they would invite from a list of 14 notable women to a dinner party, they chose Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - over such stars as Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson.

Rice was followed by Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie in a national survey published in the magazine's July issue.

The 29-question survey, conducted by Beta Research Corp, polled 1,083 men aged 25 and older.

Asked which famous man they would invite to dinner, 37 per cent picked Tonight host Jay Leno.

Bill Clinton placed second, trailed by George Clooney and President George W Bush.

Men said they most admired former Secretary of State Colin Powell (5.9 per cent).

Clinton and Bill Gates tied closely behind (5.8 per cent) and Bush placed third (5.3 per cent).

The president did, however, place first in another category: least admirable man in America. He got 14.8 per cent of the vote, while Clinton came in second - again - at 7.8 per cent.

According to the survey, most men do not aspire to be "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks.

Eighty-five per cent said they would rather be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company than win the Fox talent contest (15 per cent).

Hard to believe that George Bush - over Bill Clinton - is rated the least admirable man in America. I am beginning to wonder whether the political climate is so poisonous, that the next President - whoever he or she may be - will be more hated still than Bush or Clinton. Seems quite a coincidence that we've had two such polarizing Presidents in a row. Maybe it's not the man, but the office.

Oh well.

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