January 8, 2007

DOES A SPHERE HAVE A RIGHT SIDE?:

ESR's Eleventh Annual Person of the Year (Steven Martinovich, January 8, 2007, Enter Stage Right)

Given some of the surreal depths that 2006 descended to, it's not surprising that we had some very interesting nominations for our Eleventh Annual Person of the Year. As an indication, Daniel Ortega received a vote. Mr. Ortega will have to be content with the presidency of Nicaruaga because two other politicians took the top prize, one a returning champion and the other a new member of the club. [...]

On January 24, 2006 something happened in Canada that hadn't been seen since the late 1980s: the Liberal Party was out of power. Most experts wouldn't have picked Stephen Joseph Harper to be the man to lead Canadian conservatives out of the political wilderness. For most of his career Harper was known as a policy wonk who didn't exactly get hearts beating faster. He was a Canadian politician who was both socially and economically conservative, a combination that doesn't exactly yield large vote totals in a nation described as clone of its European counterparts.

And yet Harper managed to do what others before him, such as the highly regarded Preston Manning, failed to do: knock off the Liberals.


Mr. Harper got our vote.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 8, 2007 8:21 AM
Comments

I would have voted for Grigori Perelman.

Posted by: jd watson at January 8, 2007 4:49 PM
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