Monday, November 21, 2005

Times Person of the Year

Take a look at the winners for the past 4 years:

2000- President George W. Bush
2001- Rudy Guliani
2002- Enron, FBI and Worldcom Employees
2003- The American Soldier
2004- President George W. Bush- For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years, George W. Bush is TIME's 2004 Person of the Year


Here are some of the possible candidates for the 2005 Times Cover:

-Steve Jobs
-Bill and Melinda Gates
-Bono
-Valerie Plame
-Condoleezza Rice
-President George W. Bush
-Pope Benedict XVI
-The Google Guys
-Rick Warren
-Lance Armstrong
-Mother Nature
-Abu Musab al Zarqawi

Who do you think should be the Times Person of the Year and why?

17 Comments:

At 1:57 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Ranting Republican should be person of the year! But I guess if she's not, then it should be Mother Nature. She kicked some serious ass this year!

Valerie Plame isn't seriously on that list is she? That's ridiculous! What did she do? I mean, besides allowing her husband to reveal her "secret" identity? Was this year really that bad that we have to put her on this list? Give me a break!

 
At 3:24 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Oh, I know! What about a three-way tie between Mother Nature, Mayor Ray Nagin, and Governor Kathleen Blanco! They did a hell of a lot of damage this year!

 
At 4:57 PM , Blogger Tori said...

How about the entire Marine Corps?

 
At 5:00 PM , Blogger Tori said...

Well, RR, according to Chicken Little and other Conspiracy Theorists, Valerie Plame is indirectly responsible for bringing down the entire lying, good-for nothing Bush Administration.

 
At 5:03 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"Valerie Plame isn't seriously on that list is she? That's ridiculous! What did she do? I mean, besides allowing her husband to reveal her "secret" identity?"

So, according to you, how did Joe Wilson expose his wife's identity at the CIA? Or do you just like smearing people?

TWO

 
At 5:45 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Oh please - they both orchestrated that scandal - from her getting him the assignment in Niger all the way to his op-ed piece and subsequent book deal. Don't be that naive TWO...I know you know better.

Besides - she had a desk job - she wasn't covert, not even classified...

But that's beside the point - do you think she deserves to be on this list???

 
At 5:53 PM , Blogger Tori said...

I deserve to be on that list more than her.

Just today after school I've taken care of a possible spinal cord injury, a concussion, a patellar dislocation and an allergic reaction.

Oh, and I'm going to explain how to use a tampon to my female PE students for swim class.

THREE

 
At 6:24 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"Besides - she had a desk job - she wasn't covert, not even classified..."

Good Lord! Some of you are still desperately clinging to the "Plame was a desk jockey" meme?

Fitzgerald, in his first public press conference on the Plame case, confirmed that Plame's identity was indeed classified.

Think it through... If Plame's identity was not classified, then why did the CIA request an investigation into the exposing of Plame's identity? If Plame's identity was not classified, then why did the DOJ agree to investigate the exposing of Plame's identity? Let me guess... It was all part of Joe Wilson's evil plot to trap goodly Bush administration officials. Please.

By the way, what gives you the idea that no undercover agents don't work behind desks? Do you honestly think CIA work is like a Tom Clancy novel or something?

"But that's beside the point - do you think she deserves to be on this list???"

I see no reason why Valerie Plame should be person of the year. Then again, I think the whole "person of the year" idea is idiotic to begin with.

TWO

 
At 6:30 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Okay - even if she was "classified" she was not "covert." And no I don't think the CIA runs like a Tom Clancy book - but if you look at the facts, it's blatantly obvious that this was either an intentional leak, or gross negligence on the part of the CIA. If the CIA wants to keep something covered up, they can keep it covered up.

 
At 7:57 AM , Blogger supplymadam said...

I am so tired of the Valerie Plame thing. The left just likes to beat everything to death.
If we all got indicted for statements we've made,we'd all be in prison. Geez!

 
At 10:06 AM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"I am so tired of the Valerie Plame thing. The left just likes to beat everything to death.
If we all got indicted for statements we've made,we'd all be in prison. Geez!"

Need I remind you that you guys impeached a president for statements he made about a sexual affair he had?

So you are tired of the Plame thing. Who cares? Cry me a river. Really.

Fitzgerald's investigation and prosecution continues regardless of cheers of joy on the left and moans of pain on the right.

TWO

 
At 12:35 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

TWO - you definitely do not need to remind me we impeached Clinton - it makes me smile just to think about it daily :)

 
At 1:33 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"TWO - you definitely do not need to remind me we impeached Clinton - it makes me smile just to think about it daily :)"

What makes you smile? Clinton's impeachment or his sexual relations?

TWO

 
At 1:39 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"TWO - you definitely do not need to remind me we impeached Clinton - it makes me smile just to think about it daily :)"

All kidding aside, Supply Maddam seems to want to dismiss or diminish Libby's lies, but I bet she was singing a different tune when Clinton got caught lying.

Pretty blatant hypocrisy, no?

TWO

 
At 2:26 PM , Blogger supplymadam said...

No Two,

I actually didn't like what they did to Clinton either, because I was a Democrat then,but then I wised up!

 
At 2:41 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Well - let's remember that we're innocent until proven guilty in this country. Clinton was proved to be guilty and he faced the consequences. Libby hasn't been proven to be guilty - so we shouldn't convict him ourselves.

Oh, and TWO - both the sexual relations (eww, not the thought of him with someone), but all the dialogue about "sexual relations" and his impeachment make me smile.

 
At 4:01 PM , Blogger Tori said...

i think i just went sterile thinking about it

 

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