Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Should Be Time Magazine's Person of the Year
Posted on 11/14/2008 3:57:21 PM PST by lewisglad
When it announces the winner next month, will Time opt for Barack Obama or Sarah Palin?
Does Time have the nerve to go out on a limb and select Palin over the obvious pick, President-elect Barack Obama?
Vice-presidential contender Sarah Palin should be named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year, says Jon Friedman. Then again, Palin achieved something remarkable in her own right. She showed it was possible for anyone to rise to political prominence on the national stage.
Palin's overnight fame seemed even more unlikely than that of Obama, who had followed a carefully scripted game plan designed to capitalize on the disillusionment over such better-known and seasoned rivals as Hillary Clinton.
Remember, only a handful of political junkies outside of Alaska knew much about Palin as recently as Aug. 28. Then, 24 hours later, John McCain tapped her to be his running mate and unwittingly unleashed Palinmania. McCain was the presidential candidate on the Republican ticket -- but was there ever any doubt about which one was driving the media train? It was Palin.
I hope Time selects Palin for these reasons: Palin made politics seem exciting every day.
Obama, presumably, will get many opportunities to be named a Person of the Year during the years he occupies the White House. It would be fun to watch so many Americans go nuts because Time, once again, chose someone unexpected.
No doubt, plenty of jaded readers will ask, who cares? It's a fair point but, ultimately, a short-sighted one. Yes, the relevance of weekly news magazines has receded dramatically during the digital era. Still, Time's Person of the Year is probably the only end-of-the-year award that matters anymore.
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“When it announces the winner next month, will Time opt for Barack Obama or Sarah Palin?”
It’s TIME, fer cryin out loud. If it wasn’t Obama, it’d be Ahmenijad, Chavez, or Kim Jong-Il.
Why would anyone even ask the question?
They’ll pick Barack.
Um, you forgot the lead candidate: Ayers.
if they were honest it would be the 60’s radical
face it, they won
If Time was really smart, they would hold an election with Sarah going against Obamination.
Peggy the Moocher should be Time’s POY http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDJkMTIxYzZiNGUyNGUzMmQ1Mzk3OWJlNTMwMGNmZmU=
Instead of the Black Messiah?????????? What are you smoking?
Don't forget Castro, and perhaps Ted Kennedy as the dark horse in the running...
It TIME magazine and they will choose Ayers.
It is no honor to be TIME magazine’s Woman of the Year.
My money’s on Nobama. Not that I care. I wouldn’t buy that rag to wipe my butt with!
Nobel Peace Prize next . .
If you care or if you argue with their choice, you confirm the validity of this silly exercise. No, our job is to demean it, whoever these monkeys choose!
I think we should stage a write in vote for Peggy the Moocher. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZjcFp60DJc&feature=related
Yes, Bill Ayers deserves it as the master of the entire deception that has succeeded so splendidly!
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