Saturday, November 11, 2006

NOT READY TO MAKE NICE: Back on July 1, inspired by blogger Mark Daniels, we first asked the question of who should be Time Magazine's Man of the Year. Yesterday, Mark revisited his original post, dismissing most of the early nominees and coming up with a list of Nancy Pelosi, the "tyrannical tots" (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong Il), and "the emerging economic colossi, India and China."

Back in July, I first offered Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy and a trio of "fightin' Dems" as possibles, and given this week's results, the latter's feeling more plausible by the day. So how about a revised trio of Natalie Maines, Stephen Colbert and Markos Moulitsas ZĂșniga** for Persons of the Year, reflecting how rising anger at the President was reflected in popular and political culture to produce this week's landslide and Rumsfeld's ouster? And if you want an elected official, throw in Sen. Barack Obama as a fourth, given his best-selling book and cross-country stumping for Democratic candidates down the stretch.

What say you?

** Standard disclaimer: y'all know that I represented Markos before the Federal Election Commission in 2005-06.

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