If you thought Paris’ video tape, Anna-Nicole’s baby and Brittney going commando were bad, wait until you hear this! According to Time magazine, President Bush is not one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Time has dropped him off of their list for this year’s version, but it’s some of the names that are included that are even more surprising. Tina Fey, Leo DiCaprio, Rosie O’Donnell – these people are the most influential?
I’m no fan of George W., nor do I subscribe to his idea of foreign policy. I would agree that he has made huge mistakes in his position. But to say he’s not influential is ridiculous. The world’s eye is on Iraq, American soldiers are there because of Bush. Everything from the huge American economy, to the price of heroin has to do with the decisions (unilateral as they may be) that are made in the oval office.
George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Sasha Baron Cohen are probably nice fellows, and a lot of fun at a poker game, but to give them the title of ‘most influential’ is irresponsible. We’re collectively ignoring what’s really going on in the world but we all know how many days Lindsay Lohan has in rehab.
I’m not saying I’m beyond this, or even act any differently. Heck, I’m looking more forward to Spiderman 3 than I am to the next eletion, but once in a while our own fascination with celebrity and trivial crap is just too much.