Ben Bernanke, Time magazine’s ‘person of the year’

Not man enough to be “Man” of the year.


Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a student of the Great Depression who has fought to avert another one, is Time magazine’s “person of the year.”

It was Bernanke and then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson who were said to have sucked the oxygen from a room filled with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill when they met last year to explain the gravity of the credit crisis that was unfolding.

Bernanke has since won another term as Federal Reserve chairman, reappointed by President Obama. And now he’s won a Time cover.

Time chose Bernanke over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gen. Stanley McChyrstal, “the Chinese worker” and many more.

LA Times

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2 Responses to Ben Bernanke, Time magazine’s ‘person of the year’

  1. euandus2 says:

    Well, it certainly is convenient that Time would make its announcement just before the Senate is due to take up his re-appointment. Let’s see…banks…the Federal Reserve…and media companies. And then there is little old representative democracy. If you got the drift and absolutely gotta have more, pls turn to the following: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/fed-chief-bernankes-use-of-the-media-a-convenient-man-of-the-year-just-before-the-senates-debate-on-him-hmm/

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