TIME person of the year: Glenn Beck?
STU: I am at Time.com right now and let me tell you what I see there. A list of the top 25 people to be listed for the person of the year.
GLENN: Uh huh.
STU: 2010 person of the year. There's a lot of people you would recognize on there. The guy from wick key leaks is on there.
GLENN: Is the person of the year, well, I guess he is huge.
STU: Lady Gaga is on there, Barack Obama who is the President of the United States.
GLENN: Uh huh.
STU: In case you didn't know that.
GLENN: Man of the year. That's actually legitimate.
STU: Yeah. Sure. Then you have let's see. Hu Jintao from China.
GLENN: Probably the man of next year.
STU: Nancy Pelosi. A lot of people
GLENN: Clearly the man of
STU: Certainly. Tony Hayward from BP. LeBron James and then another guy, Glenn Beck.
PAT: Nominated for Time's person of the year?
GLENN: Here's the thing. My wife woke me up last night or we were actually just laying in bed and she I'm answering e mails and stuff and she said, Hey, Time person of the year. Congratulations. And I said, what? She said, yeah. I just got a note, you were nominated for Time's man of the year. And I said, no, no, no. They wrote me a few days ago and asked if I wanted to nominate somebody and she said, No. You were just nominated for it. I said, no, honey. They just asked if I wanted to nominate somebody and I didn't respond. And she said, well, they no. Hang on. And then she showed it to me and I couldn't believe it. It was really I mean, that's amazing.
STU: Yeah. It is really cool. There is actually a poll up at time.com in which you can vote who you think should be the person who should win person of the year and it's interesting because I guess you vote and then you also give a rating. So, like, you vote and it goes by total votes and then you also rate them on how influential they were, how important they were. There are 25 people on this list. Dead last in the average rating is Glenn Beck. You have an 18 out of 100 so far.
GLENN: So, I'm dead last.
STU: Yes. Number well, you're no. You're number 9 right now in the total votes, which is the one they're ranking them by, but then you can also when you vote, you rank them. So, people are going there to vote against you. So, I guess I don't know if anyone has a computer. Perhaps they can change that around, but I will note that you are
GLENN: So, I'm, like wait, wait. So, I'm the they're voting for me but they are voting that I am not influential.
STU: Right. Not influential.
GLENN: That is funny. How much George Soros money is being spent there?
STU: The second lowest rated person is LeBron James. He's one point ahead of you at 19 and then you are 9 points behind Tony Hayward from BP.
GLENN: Who is the No. 1 least influential?
STU: The highest rating right now is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert who are apparently a couple. You vote for them as a couple in this poll.
STU: Which is they have 89.
STU: Sarah Palin also very low. You're 9 points behind Sarah Palin.
GLENN: Let me tell you something. If I would have responded to Time to nominate somebody, I would have nominated Sarah Palin or the Tea Party. I hate I hate when they do groups, but it's good to see that Sarah Palin was nominated
STU: Yeah. You were also a 41 points behind the President of China.
GLENN: That's probably accurate
STU: Well, yes. That's true.
GLENN: That is accurate.
STU: That's things all become popularity contests, don't they? So
GLENN: The voting, does that even factor in to their
STU: I don't know that it actually factors into their formula for who gets it, but it's certainly a show of
GLENN: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, that's what it is. It's a show of
STU: They probably will have the most votes at the end, but they have a little and then you have you are just you're just inching about 30 points behind Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. So, I think if you can just
GLENN: Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Well, the good news is that Sarah Palin and I have been recognized not because we should be recognized but that is as close as they're going to come I think to the Tea Party which is still a slam on the Tea Party. I mean, 6 out of every 10 voters was a Tea Party member. Last year Time magazine didn't even include the Tea Party or the 9/11 project or the 9/12 project as anybody at all in the year in pictures, not one photograph of it, not one and this year at least you have a little bit of recognition but not for the right people. Sarah Palin actually much more influential on, I think, on the election. She went out and she actually campaigned, where we barely even talked about the elections
STU: But really going to beat the influence of Paparazzi by lady Gaga? You're not beating that. The bottom line is you're going to win if you're Lady Gaga and you want to win.
GLENN: I know.