Sunday, December 03, 2006

Mr. Ratfucker Amends Person of the Year List

Although Mr. Ratfucker disagrees most vehemently with Time Mag for mentioning Condoleezza Rice in the same sentence with Person of the Year. And although Mr. Ratfucker agrees most strongly that Condoleezza Rice would not qualify on her best day (and while playing the piano) as a Person of the Year in any year. Still, Mr. Ratfucker feels the list provided by Ratbang Diary for those who could be considered Persons of the Year before Condoleezza Rice’s name even enters a Person of the Nanosecond list, should be amended. Mr. Ratfucker suggests that the list be enlarged to 11 names. And with all due respect to bloggers one and all, Mr. Ratfucker feels the Number One place for Person of the Year should be given to Frank Rich who puts George W. Bush, the Idiot of the Century, and the Bush administration, The Cretins of the Millennium, in their place most Sundays with a beautifully written column in the Week in Review section of the New York Times.

1 comment:

Barry Schwartz said...

The list needs some ‘bad’ people in it, though not of the inconsequential, replaceable kind that Condoleezza Rice represents.

As for Frank Rich, I’m not sure Person of the Year is appropriate, though certainly he is one of the ‘best’ people we have. A Person of the Year needs more than that, though--needs to be someone, either ‘good’ or ‘bad’, whose name we would not be surprised to see in future textbooks.

Cindy Sheehan was that sort of person in 2004.

Now, this doesn’t mean I don’t like what Frank Rich writes, because I do very much--however today I was surprised by the weakness of Rich’s comprehension of our situation. I wrote about it in my LiveJournal.