Person of the Year
At first I was appalled by your choice for Person of the Year [Dec. 27-Jan. 3]. But then I remembered your criterion: the person who most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill. I can't think of anyone in my lifetime who has affected more people's lives for ill than George W. Bush.
Glenn Boylan
Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S.

Bush's determination and steadfast personality are what makes this President special. There is no pretense or sophistication about him. He is authentic.

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