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  1. Mother nature put in a late bid for PoY with the ice storm in the Carolinas. Clearly, it was to no avail. But I’m glad the charity folks got their shot at the limelight.

    Comment by bryan — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 3:37 pm

  2. Mother Nature isn’t a real person.

    But don’t worry, the Easter Bunny is a real bunny.

    Comment by ppGaz — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 4:00 pm

  3. Of course, Time’s “person” of the year isn’t always a person.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 4:06 pm

  4. Yeah, but Malkin’s right: All she’s doing is giving away money someone else earned. How hard is that, really? At least Gates earned the money.

    Comment by James Joyner — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 4:49 pm

  5. But, she does help run the Foundation. If they are going to honor the Foundation, they can’t very well just honor Bill.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 4:51 pm

  6. Michelle Malkin sounds like a shrew. I’m sure that will be red meat for some conservatives, but to me she just sounds like a cartoonish witch (although you could switch the “w” for a “b” and it would probably be more accurate).

    Comment by bryan — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 5:10 pm

  7. Bitter Shrew

    Via Steven Taylor, I find out that Michelle Malkin is disappointed in Times “Person of the Year” because, well, Melinda Gates didn’t “earn” the money she’s giving away.
    Okay. I don’t question that the rock star and the world’s biggest philanth…

    Trackback by Arguing with signposts... — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 5:19 pm

  8. […] s, Stingy List, Original writing, Commentary — Chuck Simmins Poliblog points out this story. Time picks three very rich people as their person[s] of the year. For their giving, of course. I […]

    Pingback by You Big Mouth, You! » Time’s Person of the Year — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 6:40 pm

  9. Was There No One Better?

    Apparently I’m not alone in thinking that Time’s choices were, ummm, lame. So did a lot of folks. This happens every year, but if you’re going to honor generosity, how about the millions of people who donated billions of dollars to help with the rel…

    Trackback by A Blog For All — Sunday, December 18, 2005 @ 7:56 pm

  10. I would have thought the U.S. Navy has a place on this list. Who else could bring hospitals, fresh water, an airfield, and thousands of people (collectively known as an aircraft carrier) anywhere in the world?

    Comment by Fred — Monday, December 19, 2005 @ 11:03 am

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