Did you buy Time's choice of Vladimir Putin as the Person of the Year?
If you've been following along here, and who hasn't, you know I didn't and I got into a big row over it with several people (and I use that term loosing in regard to Lenny).
Well it turns out that Putin may be #1 in eyes of mainstream media, but David Petraeus in the Person of the Year by telegraph.
That's right, the UK Telegraph not only named General David Petraeus it's Person of the Year, it created the honor and made him its first recipient..
And guess what, it was brought to my attention by one of the people I was arguing with (no, not Lenny, are you nuts?), who by this very action has proven he's not only not a liberal, but rather a pretty big person.
Of course, there's the possibility he did it just to redeem himself and show me up, but who am I to attribute motive?
Anyway,.he seemed a bit reluctant when I asked if I could use his name in writing about this, so I'm only going to use it once. Hat tip to Jeff.
And while the fact that General Petraeus has been named by a British paper is very big news in itself, it's not the biggest part of the story. It's the story itself that's bigger than the honor it confers. I say that because it paints a picture of Petraeus as a veritable modern-day George Washington, and in doing so it is both educational and laudatory. In short, it deserves the Story of the Year award because it is so generous and inspirational. It also shows that while the British public may not be enamored of the Iraq war, at least one media outlet is coldly objective and pinpoint accurate.
General David Petraeus was smeared by MoveOn and characterized as a liar by Hillary Rodman Clinton, but through one British news organization, he is not just accorded the recognition he was due but failed to get from American media, he also receives some compensation for the outrageous treatment he's received from our beloved far left.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Jeff (yeah, so sue me), and goodnight General Petraeus wherever you are.
And damn Vox if this is too small to read, because I can't tell.