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.