The New York Post apparently wasn't too happy with a GQ list naming America's 20 "craziest politicians," which featured U.S. Virginia Foxx and Rep.-elect Mark Walker.
The Post was upset that only two of the 20 politicians featured were Democrats. So it published its own list on Sunday: "Hey GQ, can't find any crazy Democrats? Here are 16."
North Carolina has only one representative on the Post's list: outgoing Sen. Kay Hagan, who the paper faults for allowing "an empty chair to represent her at an October debate with challenger Thom Tillis."
That's a reference to a Time Warner Cable News forum, billed as a debate, which wasn't among the three debates both campaigns agreed to in July. The appearance of an empty chair to represent Hagan prompted The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer to pull their sponsorship of the event.
Hagan is in good company on the New York Post list, which also bestows crazy status on Democratic heavyweights like Hillary Clinton (she suggested "showing respect, even for one's enemies") and Michelle Obama (she lamented the role of money in politics while suggesting supporters "write a big, fat check").
Dome would join the hot new trend of assessing politicians' mental health, but we'd like them to return our phone calls in 2015.