Bush is Time’s 2004 “Person of the Year”

2004 Time Magazine person of the yearGeorge W. Bush now joins the ranks of previous two-time “Person/Man of the Year” winners, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Roosevelt (three times), and of course, Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. The best part of the accompanying article is this conspicuous closing line:

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, George W. Bush is TIME’s 2004 Person of the Year.

Who says Time Magazine doesn’t have a sense of humor?

And of course, don’t miss the tagline for the front cover, which boldly declares Bush to be an “American Revolutionary.” What else could you call the policies which have been so effective at repealing 227 years of Constitutional restrictions on government authority, laying the foundation for authoritarian control? Revolutionary indeed, but not all revolutions are good.

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  1. Salt in the wounds? If this doesn’t start ringing some alarm bells in the public’s dim witted thought process then we may as well just sit down and watch CMT until the next “galvanizing event” such as a new Pearl Harbor occurs. I seriously am getting the gagging reflex when “hail to chief” plays.

    I will be anxious to hear any news out of the UK today on the National ID / Civil Liberty sucking high court rebellion. Maybe there will be black robe UK suicides on the horizon…