The image of the Attorney General under oath before Congress, struggling in vain to keep his stories straight, was a fitting symbol of the Bush administration's unhappy year. Bound in chains of their own making, sinking in the polls, the administration seemed powerless to extricate themselves. When Gonzales finally resigned, the mystery was why it had taken so long. Then again, stubbornness was part of the problem.
Person of the Year 2007
His final year as Russia's President has been his most successful yet. At home, he secured his political future. Abroad, he expanded his outsizeif not always benigninfluence on global affairs