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Obama of the Year

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Posted on Dec 17, 2008
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The president-elect Obama beat out such heavyweights as Sarah Palin and Zhang Yimou, the guy who designed the Olympics’ opening ceremony.

Joining the ranks of you, Kenneth Starr and the computer, Barack Obama has, not surprisingly, achieved the most prestigious superlative in history’s magazine of choice: Time’s “Person of the Year.”

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President-elect Barack Obama has been named the Person of the Year by Time magazine.

Time’s Person of the Year is the person who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year, according to the magazine.

The runners-up were Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and film director Zhang Yimou, who designed the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.

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By Sue Cook, December 17, 2008 at 10:34 am Link to this comment

Why does this not suprise me?

Time magazine just another joint venture of the Obama news network, CNN.

It amuses me to see the numerous adds out there already looking to make a buck off his name.  And they’ll be fickle people out there making their wishes come true. They’ll be rich beyond imagination!

Let’s remember that, for those celebrating Barack Obama as being the first african american president, let me be the one to remind you all that he made it only halfway there. Obama is bi-racial.  Everyone convienently forgetting his mothers race all together.

It’s a step in the right direction though for opening up the door for an authentic (100%) african american president in the future.

Still, making it to the top as he did,(under questionable terms,) is truly a great achievement, even for a self titled “mutt”.

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By Little Brother, December 17, 2008 at 9:04 am Link to this comment

Footwear-flinger Muntadar al-Zaidi will remain MY Man of the Year!

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