Your Picks for the Cream of the '06 Crop
We asked readers to vote online for the best Washington gossip of 2006. (Regrettably ineligible: the too-hot-for-Page-C3 stuff like Dick Cheney's hunting accident and Patrick Kennedy's midnight drive that vaulted straight to A1.) Here's how they ranked -- and whether we think those VIPs will remain top gossip fodder in the New Year.
Rep. Cynthia McKinney ( attacks a CapHill police officer in new-hairdo/mistaken-identity debacle) -- 34.6 percent
Chances in '07? Poor: She lost her seat after the fracas.
Mary Cheney (veep's gay daughter pregnant, will raise child with life partner) -- 21.3 percent
Chances in '07? Excellent: Especially if they get more money for the pics than Shiloh's or Suri's.
Jessica Simpson ( flips out during KenCen tribute to Dolly Parton) -- 9.6 percent
Chances in '07? Good: Once a star gets a taste of a Capitol Hill scrum, she can't stay away.
Borat (beguiles D.C. reporters with gimmick news conference at Kazakh Embassy) -- 6.3 percent
Chances in '07? Poor: We're not falling for that shtick again! Unless he comes back as Ali G.
Chances in '07? Hard call: Could dominate the local gossip charts till '09 if she wanted but squandered it by moving away.
K-Fed (Britney's ex enters wrestling ring to announce"My name is not K-Fed") -- 6.2 percent