Each year we all get a great kick out of Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. THis year, the issue features seven separate covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100. I always love the images and photos, and I always love to hear what one is saying about the other. So, thanks to Time Magazine, I have permission to share the following highlights From TIME 100 PROFILES.
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Barack Obama, by Hillary Clinton:
When Barack Obama was first elected, the world saw the realization of the American Dream. Today, they see a leader who delivers—whether it’s ending the war in Iraq, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran or reasserting our role as a Pacific power and building a world with more partners and fewer enemies. *
Tom Coburn, by Barack Obama:
After I took office, Tom received dozens of letters from Oklahomans complaining that we looked too close on TV. Tom’s response was 'How better to influence somebody than to love them?' Each of us still hopes the other will see the light. But in the meantime, we’ll settle for being friends." *
Jimmy Fallon, by Justin Timberlake:
Picture this: I’m in the heart of an impromptu speech at my wedding reception in front of 150 guests, pouring it out to my lovely new bride. You could hear a pin drop. I paused for just a moment in between thoughts. And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or 10 minutes and had all our guests roaring with laughter…. It turned into a moment that everyone there will remember forever. Anyone else would have bombed on that stage. And then I would have kicked their ass. *
Shonda Rhimes, by Oprah Winfrey:
Shonda is a storyteller for our times. Courageous in her approach to the work, she’s never played by other people’s rules -- She creates an assemblage of worldly foibles and aspirations. She understands that every dream is valuable and every identity deserves inspection through the looking glass of television. *
Rand Paul, by Sarah Palin::
Senator Rand Paul is a voice of reason awakening the public to what must be done to restore our prosperity and preserve the blessings of liberty for future generations -- I sent him some caribou jerky from Alaska to help keep up his strength on the Senate floor. There’s more where that came from for this bold Senator with 20/20 vision willing to take a stand for liberty. *
Joe Biden, by Eric Cantor:
His list of accomplishments is impressive, but most impressive to me is his ability to build bridges, bring people together and get things done…. Working closely with him during the 2011 debt-ceiling debate, I experienced this firsthand. Since then, the Vice President has become a friend. *
Jay Z, by Michael Bloomberg; Jennifer Lawrence, by Jodie Foster; Bassem Youssef, by Jon Stewart; Joe Biden, by Eric Cantor; Lena Dunham, by Claire Danes; LeBron James, by Derek Jeter; Kamala Harris, by Nancy Pelosi; Malala Yousafzai, by Chelsea Clinton; Mindy Kaling, by Ed Helms; and Wayne LaPierre, by Ted Nugent
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