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Saturday, December 07, 2002

PERSON OF THE YEAR: BRITNEY OR KOFI?
In an obvious effort to generate buzz, Yahoo has opened up the voting for the most influential person during the year 2002. Among the selections are Britney Spears, Howard Stern, J.K. Rowlings (the Harry Potter author), Barry Bonds, and Kofi Annan (U.N. Secretary General).

I smell something amiss, as in heavy advertiser influence. This is really a hodgepodge, apples-to-oranges group that really has no business being in the same running. I'm betting Stern's, Spears' and Rowlings' agents/companies are behind their being on this ballot. How the hell do you do a comparative between entertainment figures and political leaders? A dumb dumb poll.