Time Magazine has announced their "Person Of The Year."
A lot of us thought (and were dreading that possibility) that Time would slavishly give the title to Barack Obama.
Well, amazingly enough, Time did not jump at another excuse to put Barack Obama on the cover.
But seriously -- Ben Bernacke?
Perhaps the only thing positive thing that Bernacke has brought to this year is evidence that occasionally, Republican senators can find common ground with Bernie Sanders. Sen. Sanders, the only self-acknowledged socialist in the U.S. Senate, has recently joined with conservative Republicans Jim Bunning and Jim DeMint in opposing Bernacke's nomination to another four years in charge of the Fed.
Honestly, the person of the year was Michael Jackson. His death and the subsequent circus that has surrounded it has come to represent the current state of the world. If 2009 played like a heavy-handed satire, nothing was more heavy-handed than the death of Michael Jackson.