US News' new poll: “Daddy Daycare”

On Saturday, I noted that US News & World Report's “Washington Whispers” page featured a poll asking who would make the best day-car provider: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, or Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

After receiving blistering criticism from across the blogosphere for running such an offensive poll, US News appears to be trying to make amends - or cover for their earlier mistake. Here's the poll currently featured at Washington Whispers:

The new poll doesn't really undo the offensiveness of the first one; it just highlights it. A simple apology probably would have been better.