Time Person of the Year 2008: Barak Obama
This had to be easy. Obama who won the hearts of many and votes of millions stormed the country this year and it could be heard around the world. I am one person who hopes that at this time next year he will be Person of the Year again and for all of the right reasons.
Runners-Up: Henry Paulson, Nicolas Sarkozy, Sarah Palin, and Zang Yimou.
People Who Mattered: Ingrid Betancourt, Gordon Brown, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Robert Downey Jr., Tina Fey, Richard Fuld Jr., Robert Gates, Somaly Mam, John McCain, Stephenie Meyer, Robert Mugabe, Michael Phelps, Mikheil Saakashvili, The Somali Pirates, Dara Torres, Craig Venter, Rick Warren, Asif Ali Zardari.
The next list is the one that just reminds me that life is too short and it does not matter who you are or what you have accomplished, live your life every day, love and enjoy!
Fond Farewells: William F. Buckley, George Carlin, Cyd Charisse, Michael Crichton, Mahmoud Darwish, Michael DeBakey, Adrian Kantrowitz, Anne d’ Harnoncourt, Bo Diddley, Bobby Fischer, Gary Gygax, Grace Hartigan, Issac Hayes, Jesse Helms, Charlton Heston, Edmund Hillary, Heath Ledger, Sherman Lee, Mildred Loving, Bernie Mac, Miriam Makeba, Jim McKay, Anthony Minghella, Paul Newman, Odetta, Bettie Page, Randy Pausch, Suzanne Pleshette, Sydney Pollack, Robert Rauschenberg, Tim Russert, Yves Saint Laurent, Tony Snow, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Suharto, Studs Terkel, Jorn Utzon, David Foster Wallace, Arthur C. Clarke, Jorg Haider, Imad Mughniyah, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Dith Pran.
To this list add everyone that you would like to say a fond farewell to…..life is too short !
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