Skip to comments.Sarah Palin is on Time Magazine's PEOPLE WHO MATTERED IN 2009 List
Posted on 12/16/2009 10:56:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
She may not be the Person of the Year, but Time considered her influence significant enough to put her on the list of PEOPLE WHO MATTERED in 2009.
Here's their explanation :
If you thought Sarah Palin was just going to fade back into the Alaskan wilderness after she and John McCain lost the 2008 presidential election, then you don't know Sarah. America's favorite Rorschach political figure is still going rogue, whether quitting her job as governor who needs a bully pulpit when there's Facebook? or spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson. Will she run in 2012? Does it matter? In a Republican Party looking to be energized, Palin is the one drawing the crowds (even if they have to pay for a photo with her). She's their moose-huntin', "you betcha"spouting, partisan jabbing sweetheart. Seventy percent of Americans may think Palin is unqualified to be President, but 100% of Palin supporters don't care.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
1. Neda Agha-Soltan
2. Glenn Beck
3. Lloyd Blankfein
4. Rahm Emanuel
5. Dr. Thomas Frieden
6. Jon and Kate Gosselin
7. Hamid Karzai
8. Adam Lambert
9. Jay Leno and David Letterman
10. Bernie Madoff
11. Alan Mulally
12. Barack Obama
13. Manny Pacquiao
14. Sarah Palin
15. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart of Twilight
16. Alex Rodriguez
17. Olympia Snowe
18. Sonia Sotomayor
19. Chesley B. (Sully) Sullenberger III
20. Taylor Swift
21. The Twitter Guys
22. Joe Wilson
23. Tiger Woods
24. Manuel Zelaya and Roberto Micheletti
25. Zhou Xiaochuan
No one reads Time or Newsweak anymore, so they don’t matter.
Amy Sullivan raises “snarky” to new heights.
Just a casual review of the list... JON AND KATE?!
Besides Sarah Palin who are these other people on the list?
No one reads Time or Newsweak anymore, so they dont matter.”
If it weren’t for doctors offices, and dentists, they would both be bankrupt ;-)
“Seventy percent of Americans may think Palin is unqualified to be President”
And I call BS on that statement. How can they say that if thousands upon thousands of people are turning out to see Sarah?
And, the scary thing is, how did so many people think Obama was qualified to be President?
SARAH PALIN IS FAR MORE QUALIFIED TO BE POTUS THAN OBAMA EVER WILL BE!!!!!!
I and millions of others support Sarah for President in 2012, 100%, wholeheartedly and without any hesitation or reservations. It is the liberal and RINO whackos who try to convince America that Sarah is nothing.
If Sarah is nothing, then why do they mention her, practically every single day and hang on her every word???
She scares the CRAP out of them!
I am glad to see Neda on the list, especially #1
“Amy Sullivan raises ‘snarky’ to new heights.”
And she lowers “lying” to new depths.
“spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson”
She in fact used only a small fraction of the hour mentioning Levi, and only when asked about him. And considering how viciously the punk attacked her, Sarah was relatively easy on him in the interview.
Total nonsense. She spent only a very few minutes discussing the father of her grandson, and that in response to Oprah questions. And she hardly dissed him, but said he'd always be the father of her grandson and she hoped he'd always be a part of the family. Don't recall every word, but her words were measured and more hopeful than critical.
Oh Amy, green is NOT your color, hon.
I notice that they didn’t put Levi Johnson on their list. But I see that Tiger Woods made the cut.
“or spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson”
Really? Was that the un-edited edition of Oprah that nobody else saw?
Ben Bernanke will never be POTUS, but Palin just might.
all they care about is selling magazines, so they probably just took the top 25 google hits (surprise brittney is off the list).
clearly palin is far more influential in terms of policy debate than john and kate, but never accuse time of putting substance over $$.
That’s what I was thinking.
*or spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson
Really? Was that the un-edited edition of Oprah that nobody else saw?*
It’s all part of the Goebbelsian plot...repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth [i.e., “I can see Alaska from my house”]...it doesn’t matter that there is tape that disproves this lie, just you wait, soon it will be the truth.
I agree Neda should be on the list but our main stream News never seemed to care at the time.
AND THE ONE PERSON NOT MENTIONED, AND MAY NEVER BE, IS RUSHBO. RUSH LIMBAUGH DOES MORE GOOD FOR THIS NATION THAN MOST LISTED. LIKE HIM OR NOT HE MATTERS.
Someone who shouldn’t have mattered in 2009: Barack Obama
I LOVE the first two, both as an Iranian American and a Conservative woman!
But Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina DOES matter since he helped to shake-up the TOTUS when he called out the 2 words heard 'round the United States of AMERICA.
Unless I've erred, his name is on the list.
Adam Lambert and Tiger Woods matter? There are a few on that list who have made a difference, but, do the perverts really matter? Not in my book.
If you can stomach it go to the link and give her a rating
Reading Amys’s sweet fawning explanation, Palin is turning the political world upside down and hence one of the “People Who Really Mattered” because she quit as Governor and charges for photos taken with her.
Spiteful women reporters who pander to their bosses in the media world always do well in journalism, despite losing their integrity and more. Amy is a typical case.
Yes, I just noticed you can rate how important Sarah is at that link.
Trust Time magazine to slip in their usual, obligatory anti-Plain snarky comment that is not backed by current polls, which have Sarah Plain, polling similat numbers to 0bama among US voter.
That nonsense about “Seventy percent of Americans think Palin is unqualified to be President” comes from this 24 year old loony left partisan vermin, one 24, Tom Jensen, who runs this PPP polling outfit. The same idiot from PPP who brought us this piece of garbage just yesterday:
“Palin and the crazies (He means us, of course!)”