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The 100 Least Powerful People In The World

11. Nancy Pelosi
> Senator, Former Senate Majority Leader
> Former Speaker of the House whose effort to keep the Democrats in control falters after the overwhelming Republican victory in the midterm elections.


12. Levi Johnston
> Former Fiance of Bristol Palin
> Alaskan redneck fathers Bristol Palin’s baby and then abandons them. Makes up for his transgressions by appearing in Playgirl.

13. Mike Jones
> MySpace CEO
> Current CEO of the former #1 social network. Site once had 70 million users. Now lucky if it gets 100 Facebook likes.


14. Roger Clemens
> Former MLB Pitcher
On trial for perjury and obstruction of Congress during steroid hearings. Faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Winner of the Pete Rose Award.


15. Julie Taymor
> Former Director of Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark
Thrown out as director of the most expensive production in Broadway history. Heavily in debt, the play has been delayed numerous times while actors continue to be injured on set.


16. Walter Scott Junior
> CEO of level 3 communications, Board Member at Berkshire Hathaway
> Member of Warren Buffett’s utterly symbolic Berkshire Hathaway board. Is also the chairman of the notoriously poorly managed telecom company, Level 3 Communications.

17. Ali Abdullah Saleh
> Yemeni President
> On the way out after 32 years. See Mubarek.

18. Brian Lenihan
> Former Finance Minister of Ireland
> If nothing else, Lenihan wins out in a crowded market. Voted the worst finance minister in the eurozone by the Financial Times. This may have something to do with the fact that he took THE emerging European economy and drove it off a cliff.

19. Robert Zemeckis
> Director of Mars Needs Moms
> Director of “Back to the Future” and “Forrest Gump” sullied reputation by producing mega-flop “Mars Needs Moms.” Disney has already lost $100 million on the film and closed Zemeckis’ animation division.


20. Keith W. Rheault
> Nevada Superintendent of Education
> Head of education in a state with a graduation rate of 47.3%, the lowest in the country.

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