December 20, 2007

TIME Is Not on Our Side

Gee, ya think journalists have a worldview? Or are they simply transmitters of neutral facts? The secular liberals at TIME magazine have seen fit to name Vladimir Putin their 2007 Person of the Year. (You'll recall the designation used to be "Man of the Year." Apparently that was too sexist, though I for one am still offended by the masculinity inherent in the word "person" and won't be satisfied until they call it "Perchild of the Year.")

Hats off to Gov. Mitt Romney for calling the choice of Putin "disgusting" and "appalling." Putin "imprisoned his political opponents," Romney reminds us. "There have been a number of highly suspicious murders. He has squelched public dissent and free press. And to suggest that someone like that is the man of the year is really disgusting. I'm just appalled. Clearly General Petraeus is the person or one of a few people who would certainly merit that designation ..."

"Isn't that something?" Romney says. "I guess Raul Castro will get it next."