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Thursday, December 14, 2006


Chavez "Person of the Year" update

Hugo Chavez has now deservedly run away with the online voting for TIME Magazine "Person of the Year," with a whopping 35% of the vote, particularly impressive in an 8-person contest. His nearest competitor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has fallen back to 21%, with Nancy Pelosi a distant third at 13%.

Did our efforts, which moved Chavez from 25 points down to 14 points up (a 39% swing!!), and from 7th place to 1st, make a difference with TIME's editors? We'll find out Saturday night, which is when CNN says the "winner" (or, more accurately, "designee") will be announced, and we'll really find out when we read the TIME Magazine and see how the much of the truth about what Chavez has accomplished finds its way into the article, and how much its counterbalanced by the usual slanders and lies.

[History of the voting here and here.]

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