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Time's Person of the Year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's being announced Wednesday and apparently neither I, nor You, will be a repeat winner. According to TV Newser The "elite eight" are expected to be:
    J.K. Rowling
    Al Gore
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    Condoleezza Rice
    Gen. David Petraeus
    Steve Jobs
    Vladimir Putin
    Hu Jintao.
    Rowling is leading the online reader poll, although there is no guarantee the editors will choose any of the eight.

    Rowling is probably the safest bet. All the others, except for Jobs, are likely to cause more than a few subscription cancellations. Personally, I think they're going in a different direction.
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    If it is that genocidal maniac Putin, someone at Time may end up shot.
  3. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Can't believe I'm not on there. Maybe next year.
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    If they could make Hitler their Man of the Year during WWII, then they could make Putin their Man of the Year now, but I doubt that's who they're going with.
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Out of those 8, I would go with Al Gore. The attention he's brought to the global warming issue combined with the Nobel Peace Prize make him a strong contender for the honor from Time.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Hey, he's got an 80 percent approval rating.

    But for some reason, my Russian friend doesn't know anybody that likes him. And she lives in his hometown.
  7. What, exactly, has Ms. Rice done this year?
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    BTE, I just thought that was Shania with Russian writing for some reason. Who is that? A buy-a-bride?
  9. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    Isiah Thomas should get a write-in vote.
  10. Got Opie and Anthony suspended from XM radio.
  11. There's that.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Didn't they choose a German leader about 65 years ago with a good approval rating?
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