Best of Washington 2012: Readers Pick What's Worst

Best of Washington 2012

Worst Local Politician

Marion Barry. The former District mayor and current council member’s checkered past and controversy-plagued present have once again earned him a spot on our readers’ bad side.

Also unpopular: DC mayor Vincent Gray.

Worst Local Athlete

Alex Ovechkin. Voted local hero just a year ago in this same poll, the Great 8 has apparently lost points both on and off the ice.

Also unpopular: Andray Blatche.

Worst Local Columnist

Charles Krauthammer. The Post political columnist and Fox News commentator was no favorite on this year’s survey.

Also unpopular: George Will, Petula Dvorak, Mike Wise.

Worst Local Radio Personality

Elliot Segal. Readers continue to show fickleness for Segal, voting the DC101 morning DJ both best and worst.

Also unpopular: Jack Diamond.

Worst Food Trend

Cupcakes. Speaking of fickle: Best food truck? Curbside Cupcakes. Worst food trend? Er, cupcakes.

Also unpopular: Foam, small plates.