In honor of the Fourth of July, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies compiled a list of America’s worst politicians, edited by Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse. A couple from D.C. made the cut, thanks to LL.

Quite a few of these folks were inflicted by our fellow Americans on the nation as a whole, by getting elected to Congress, which makes the list yet another useful reminder that the District has no voting representation there. Taken as a whole, the list makes a pretty good case that no matter how bad you think D.C.’s local crew is, it’s a little ridiculous to use the foibles of the Wilson Building to argue that we don’t deserve a vote—unless these other jurisdictions don’t, either.

Read the whole thing here.

Illustration by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio via AAN