Miley Cyrus, showing her grace and talent here, is a Time Magazine Person of the Year finalist.

Miley Cyrus, showing her grace and talent here, is a Time Magazine Person of the Year finalist.

Time magazine has announced its top ten finalists for its Person of the Year. Now it has to twerk..I mean, tweek, the list. Actually Miley Cyrus is one of the finalists:

Bashar Assad, President of Syria

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

Ted Cruz, Texas Senator

Miley Cyrus, Singer

Pope Francis, Leader of the Catholic Church

Barack Obama, President of the United States

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Edward Snowden, N.S.A. Leaker

Edith Windsor, Gay rights activist

I’d rule out Obama (been there, done that, on the descent) and Ted Cruz (he loves the notoriety among his foes too much and some who make the selection may not wish to reward him). The final selection will be announced Wednesday morning.

JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief
Leave a replyComments (9)
  1. DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist December 10, 2013 at 1:55 am

    amazingly shortsighted list.

  2. ShannonLeee December 10, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Snowden has completely rocked Europe, particularly Germany. It will be years before the US and Germany reconcile over US spying.

  3. JSpencer December 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Given the limitations of the list, I’d say either Edward Snowden or Pope Francis. My hope is that Pope Francis is just starting to get warmed up.

  4. dduck December 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Is Mandela eligible? Putin, that evil bastard.

  5. Chickenfarmer December 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Putting Miley Cyrus on that list must be some sort of joke. She isn’t starting a trend, just continuing the existing one that says each new pop star must be more outrageous then the last.

  6. ordinarysparrow December 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I am with the same ‘guesstamation’as JS….

    Snowden
    Pope Francis
    Bezos will most likely be at the top of the list….

    But it might be Miley Cyrus and Snowden twerking Obama and Sebelius, and Obama twerking Assad, might be just one big twerk feast….

  7. slamfu December 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Snowden vs. Pope Francis I for me too. Cyrus only made the list to get a few more internet hits from younger demographics. That is the only possible explanation.

    “But it might be Miley Cyrus and Snowden twerking Obama and Sebelius, and Obama twerking Assad, might be just one big twerk feast…”

    Somehow that line and my brain made a mental image of Ted Cruz twerking Hassan Rouhani. Get over here whiskey, time to do some forgettin’.

  8. dduck December 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Snowden? It should be Snowden/Greenwald, if anything.

  9. DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist December 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    or Snow-wall Greed-on.