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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bernanke named Time's Person of the Year eclipsing Obama and Nancy Pelosi.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who helped steer the nation through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, was named TIME Person of the Year 2009 on Tuesday, eclipsing finalists who included President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“He didn’t just reshape U.S. monetary policy; he led an effort to save the world economy,” Time’s Michael Grunwald writes in the cover story, which will be on newsstands Friday.
In a letter explaining the choice to readers, Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel calls Bernanke “The Good Banker.”
Stengel had revealed a “short list” of finalists that also included Apple co-founder Steve Jobs; “The Chinese Worker”; Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan; and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.
Grunwald’s cover story calls Bernanke “the most powerful nerd on the planet.” (see full story here)

1 comment:

Sybil said...

Well, well... I'm surprised Obama wasn't named Man of the Year again this year. Time just loves him sooooo much!