Saturday, May 2, 2009

Missing from action

The next issue of Time Magazine does its annual 100 Most Influential People. The first section is "Leaders and Revolutionaries". They are (in order of the listing):
  • Edward Kennedy ("Uncle Teddy" has his biography written by Arnold Schwarzenegger);
  • Gordon Brown (biography by his "friend", J.K.Rowling);
  • Christine Lagarde;
  • Hillary Clinton;
  • President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (of Indonesia, since you had to ask);
  • Nicolas Sarkozy;
  • Angela Merkel;
  • Wang Qishan;
  • Sheriff Thomas Dart of Cook County (who is redefining the terms for house repossession);
  • Avigdor Lieberman;
  • Joaquí Guzmán;
  • Nouri al-Maliki;
  • Boris Johnson (biography by ... Conrad Black. Oh dear!);
  • Norah al-Faiz ("the first woman minister in Saudi history");
  • Elizabeth Warren (who is Overseer of the US TARP program);
  • President Paul Kagame of Rwanda;
  • Vice-President Xi Jinping;
  • General David McKiernan, who is making sure the US and its allies don't lose in Afghanistan;
  • Army General Ashfaq Kayani, the Pakistan Chief of Staff;
and, obviously,
  • Barack Obama (the biography by ... Gordon Brown).
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