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SecaucusFats
12-19-2004, 12:55 PM
Bush Named Time's Person of the Year

Fox News Sunday, December 19, 2004

NEW YORK After winning re-election and "reshaping the rules of politics to fit his 10-gallon-hat leadership style," President George Bush (search) for the second time was chosen as Time magazine's (search) Person of the Year.

The magazine's editors tapped Bush "for sharpening the debate until the choices bled, for reframing reality to match his design, for gambling his fortunes and ours on his faith in the power of leadership."

Time's 2004 Person of the Year package, on newsstands Monday, includes an Oval Office interview with Bush, an interview with his father, former President George H. W. Bush, and a profile of Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove (search).

In an interview with the magazine, Bush attributed his victory over Democratic candidate John Kerry to his foreign policy and the wars he began in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"The election was about the use of American influence," Bush said.

After a grueling campaign, Bush remains a polarizing figure in America and around the world, and that's part of the reason he earned the magazine's honor, said Managing Editor Jim Kelly.

"Many, many Americans deeply wish he had not won," Kelly said in a telephone interview. "And yet he did."

In the Time article, Bush said he relishes that some people dislike him.

"I think the natural instinct for most people in the political world is that they want people to like them," Bush said. "On the other hand, I think sometimes I take kind of a delight in who the critics are."

Bush joins six other presidents who have twice won the magazine's top honor.

SF

Cueless Joey
12-19-2004, 01:54 PM
I think Lance Armstrong or Arnold deserve it more.

crawdaddio
12-19-2004, 05:55 PM
I like that tag line Joey. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Qtec
12-19-2004, 06:56 PM
Time mag has gotten it wrong before. Other previous winners have been; Adolf Hitler [1938] and J. Stalin [ 1942]. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif
Q /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
12-20-2004, 06:49 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Qtec:</font><hr> Time mag has gotten it wrong before. Other previous winners have been; Adolf Hitler [1938] and J. Stalin [ 1942]. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif
Q /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif <hr /></blockquote>

So what are you saying ? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Listen up Q, Time picks the person who has been the most influential, not necessarily the nicest person. If you were as well-informed about this country as you think you are you would know that.

hondo
12-20-2004, 12:13 PM
Congratulations, Mr. President. To quote you,
"being President is hard work."

Gayle in MD
12-20-2004, 12:35 PM
Re-framing reality, LOL, as in Lieing?

Too funny
Gayle in Md.