Guess what GQ’s ’20 craziest politicians’ list is missing?

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Making little effort to hide any bias, GQ Magazine released a list this week of the “20 craziest politicians,” with only three Democrats making the cut.

Because no such list would be complete without Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the men’s magazine tabbed these two Democrats, plus U.S Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., Newsbusters reported.

Johnson is infamous for expressing concern that the small island of Guam might tip over if too many U.S. military personnel were stationed there.

With the low-hanging fruit out of the way, GQ turned its sights on the GOP.

The 17 Republicans on the list include two possible presidential contenders, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, and because it’s only a war on women when coming from the right, U.S. Senator-elect Joni Ernst was selected.

Ernst was described as “Michele Bachmann with a more sensible haircut,” and mocked for bragging in a campaign ad that she grew up castrating hogs on a Iowa farm, according to Newsbusters.

The story included an illustration of Cruz with Daffy Duck-like feet and hands, along with the caption: “We’re pretty sure Cruz would’ve been disappointed if he wasn’t on the list, so: This one’s for you Ted.”

In an attempt to excuse the heavy emphasis on Republicans, GQ’s Stephen Sherrill suggested that there just aren’t many crazies in the Democratic Party these days.

“Yes, this list is Republican-heavy, and while that may seem like standard liberal-media bias, the reality is that Democrats just aren’t keeping pace right now in the crazy department,” he wrote.

Hello? Have you been paying attention to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz? And while U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson may have mellowed a little, he’s still just a few steps away from being stark raving mad.

But then, as Newsbusters noted, the opening paragraph more or less tipped Sherrill’s hand, when he asked readers if they’re “frightened of communists, Muslims, and vaginas?”

The complete list can be viewed at GQ.

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