First heard this one on the Bob and Tom radio show… the mental image created if you sit and think about it for less than 10 seconds is quite humorous.
I’ll have to find some new ways of using it both in and out of context now to help spread this fabulous new noun/adjective.
It is feasible to guess that by November, 2001, the word asshat was now in full usage all around the United States. Secretary of State Collin Powell was quoth in early 2002 as saying the following at a State Dinner: (in regards to Usama bin Laden) “We have not yet found that asshat [bin Laden], but we’re sure as hell trying.”
Lifted from here, where the official definition is being stored awaiting Webster to print it.