TTWS Most Fascinating People Of the Year 2008 -- Not Barbara Walters List
With Barbara Walters about to name her 10 most fascinating people of 2008, and ONE of them is for goodness sakes, RUSH LIMBAUGH, who spent the year championing a defeated cause, I thought it a good time to put up our own 10 most fascinating people ..and "you betcha," my ten will be better than hers. (don't worry ..the Alaskan Governor is not number one)
10-Tina Fey---was already talented and destined for greatness before her looks and ability to dead on immpersonate the VP candidate shined a favorable light on her.
9-Tim Russert - His death showed us just how integrated into pop culture he was. Gosh, election night showed us how much we missed him.
8-Bruce Springsteen ...at HIS age, his energy doesn't fade, his concerts are reviewed as the best of his career (BETTER THAN THE LATE 70'S --YES) and then, in a change from 4 years ago,his political activism doesn't leave him looking like an ass.
7-The Blonde Chick On The View - She had alot people saying things like, "you have to admire her for standing up for what she believes in." Alot of people at work are put in a liberal hornets nest with conservative views, or vice versa, every single day, and have to make those choices about which arguments are worth all the fuss. Her WORK ENVIRONMENT was on display everyday, and whether your agreed or disagreed with her VIEW, truth is, she was mighty impressive for a former Survivor reality show contestant.
6-Oprah Winfrey-Have you ever played a video game and ...for instance, stopped and saved the game, then tried two different paths from that point on ????? Well, I'd like to stop the election at the point where Oprah, a day after having Bill Clinton on her show, claimed she'd no longer have any other candidate on other than Obama. Yes, Obama had good momentum before Oprah's endorsement, but, how his campaign was just a downhill jog from that point on ...I sure would like to know how the election would have turned out if you went back to that point and took back the big O for Obama.
5-The Pregnant Man- I mean, C'mon ....wouldnt you believe that man was more likely to jetpack to Pluto before a man would be pregnant. What kind of Woody Allen world are we living in????
4-John McCain --OK he lost ..we all get it, but, here is a guy many should be able to relate to. Til his dying day he will know he had the better resume, paid his dues, executed his plan, made decades of hard work and preserverance pay off, only to lose the job to guy who wowed and flashed his way to the ultimate prize. If you have ever lost the job to THAT guy, or had THAT guy get the last word in with your boss, even though his BS was self evident, you can relate to John McCain.
3-Al Franken-As I write this, I have no idea if he is a Senator or not. But ..the guy who was on SNL as the guy who was "good enough, smart enough, and doggone it people like me," was considered by HALF the voters in Minnesota to be worthy of representing them in the US Senate.
2-Sara Palin....YOU BETCHA she's one of the most fascinatin' people of the year. What a smile, what a talent for speechin, and for being a poster child for how those of a particular political ilk will rally around anyone who is ON THEIR TEAM, no matter what the resume.
1-Barack O'Bama --No surprise choice here. But probably not for the same reason TIME will pick him as man of the year. YES WE CAN make him the most fascinating person of the year. What a smile, what a talent for speechin, and for being a poster child for how those of a particular political ilk will rally around anyone who is ON THEIR TEAM, no matter what the resume.