Wednesday, December 17, 2008

 

Time recognizes his awesomeness

Time probably had most of this issue written last January but now it’s official: Barack Obama is Time’s Man – oops, I mean – Person of the Year.

We gush because we love:

We thought about possibly giving it to the American voter for electing Barack Obama, for the economy, for tipping the scales in his favor. But ultimately, he is the quintessential person of the year.” Time editor Richard Stengel on the Today Show

Damn - I was that close to my second award

Update: Oops – I meant my third.

Barack Obama – Man of Action:

“In the waning days of his extraordinary year and on the cusp of his presidency, what now seems most salient about Obama is the opposite of flashy, the antithesis of rhetoric: he gets things done. He is a man about his business — a Mr. Fix It going to Washington.” Person of the Year 2008 - TIME

They then go on to list the many things he’s gotten done – as a community organizer, State Senator and most recently as a US Senator.

(yes, of course, I’m kidding)

Channeling Amy Carter:

“One was when Carter said that he had asked Daughter Amy, 13, "what the most important issue was." Her answer: "Nuclear weaponry and the control of nuclear arms." Now, a Few Words in Closing - TIME

“"And then the third thing that keeps me up at night is the issue of nuclear proliferation," Obama continues…”
Person of the Year 2008 - TIME

I blame Bush AND Global Warming:

“"And then the final thing, just to round out my Happy List, is climate change. All the indicators are that this is happening faster than even the most pessimistic scientists were anticipating a couple of years ago." Person of the Year 2008 - TIME

Yep – ALL the indicators:

“The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Tuesday released its weather analysis for the year and found that 2008 has been the coolest year since the turn of the century.” The Planet Gets Cooler in '08. Say What? - TIME

Because the print media is always looking to save a few bucks, I suspect we’ll be seeing this issue recycled for at least the next few years.

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