Countdown host Keith Olbermann
nominated Phillip Hinkle for the show's Worst Persons segment on
Hinkle is the Indiana state
representative who has denied
he's gay and has refused to step down amid allegations he proposed
sex to an 18-year-old male in a downtown Indianapolis hotel room.
Kameryn Gibson told The Indianapolis
Star that the 64-year-old lawmaker exposed himself and later
offered to pay him and his sister $10,000 to keep the matter private.
The pair met after Hinkle responded to
Gibson's Craigslist.com ad looking for a “sugga daddy.” Hinkle
has admitted to paying the teen $80, but insisted the pair only
talked about baseball.
“Ordinarily, this would just be the
kind of thing that needs to be met with some compassion and just the
right amount of prosecution,” Olbermann
said on the program. “Except that last month Representative
Hinkle had voted for an amendment to the Indiana state constitution
defining marriage as being between a man and a woman.”
“Well, he did say marriage,”
However, the coveted title of Worst
Person in the World went to Frank McCourt, owner of the Los Angeles
Dodgers, for asking fans to grade legendary Dodgers announcer Vin