Monday, December 15, 2008

Thank you, Peter Ueberroth. I accept your nomination

While taking my lunch break at work on Thursday, I was reading TIME magazine. It was the December 8th issue, to be exact. There was a lot of chattering going on, but there was a particular item that caught my attention.
"Person of the Year. Time asked prominent individuals, including former Persons of the Year, whom they would choose for 2008."
I'm sure it comes as no surprise that President-elect Barack Obama leads the poll. Whether you agree with America's choice, his overwhelming lead in the TIME poll isn't shocking.
In this issue, the following were asked their choice:
  • Rudy Giuliani : Barack Obama
  • Queen Rania al-Abdullah: The waiting billions (Millennium Development Goals)
  • Cory Booker: Barack Obama
  • Peter Ueberroth: Single mothers and grandmothers

Did you catch that? Peter Ueberroth (recent U.S. Olympic Committee chairman of the board and former baseball commissioner) wants me to be TIME magazines Person of the Year. On behalf of all the fascinating, tenacious single moms and grandmothers in our world, I humbly accept this honorable nomination.

Mr. Ueberroth is quoted saying, "My choice is single mothers and grandmothers, who provide the economics, love, health care, discipline and confidence to so many of the next generation around the world whom they are raising. A great example of their skill is our new President-elect. I've seen this phenomenon firsthand on every continent. They are the true heroines of the new world."

I want to thank my own parents and family for making sure I can live independently. Without them, I never would manage raising a teen-age son on my own. A compassionate, insightful teen-age son, at that.

God bless.

6 comments:

  1. Very cool thanks for calling it to my attention :)

    Speaking as a single father, y'all get my vote :)

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  2. Soren, thank you. I applaud you for setting an example. It shouldn't be an exception. It seems it would be natural for a father to be hands on regardless of the marital/living status of their parents. You go boy!

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  3. You have MY vote. Clearly Pete is brilliant and should be listened to!

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  4. Most profound. That was actually a very insightful nomination, I concur.

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  5. I think they made a brilliant choice, you deserve it. All Ma's do.

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