Picture Martha Stewart, Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump in the middle of an ocean.
I once invented a game for my media friends: Name three people you would put on a raft to be safe and sound but never to be heard from again.
The problem with the game turned out to be that three was never enough, but it did focus our minds on who were the most annoying celebrities of all.
Your choices can tell a lot about your values: Bill O’Reilly over O.J. Simpson? Paris Hilton or Dr. Phil?
Mel Gibson, Britney Spears, Barbra Streisand (one of my all-time greats), Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Cruise, Dick Cheney, Anna Nicole Smith, Henry Kissinger, Jessica Simpson, Robert Novak?
If you can’t think of names, watch Larry King on CNN. He has a candidate on his show just about every other night.
Donald Rumsfeld was on my short list for the year, but George Bush put him on his raft last month.