Twin Cities POTY

One letter short of potty for a reason, I do believe.

The illustrious readers of the Star Tribune have nominated their choices for the Twin Cities Persons of the Year, both male and female. You can follow that link and pick your choice for both. The nominees are as follows:

Woman of the Year

  • Michelle Bachmann – she won a her bid for Congress and pissed off 99% of Minnesota’s (and probably the nations’s) gay-supporting population
  • Patty Berg – a pioneer in the field of women’s golf
  • Bonnie Bleskachek – the first openly gay fire chief in a big city, who is on leave for several sexual harassment accusations
  • Amy Klobuchar – the first woman elected by MN to the U.S. Senate
  • Heide Marie Stefanyshyn-Piper – a St. Paulite who was on the Atlantis during it’s recent 12-day mission

Man of the Year

  • Keith Ellison – first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress and the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota
  • Joe Mauer – batting champion and All-Star catcher from the Minnesota Twins and has awesome sideburns
  • Bill McGuire – United Health Care’s former CEO who stepped down due to his part in an employee stock options scandal
  • Tim Pawlenty – the Governor and rumored potential Vice President candidate for 2008
  • Joe Selvaggio – a fundraising guru who began an organization that encourages people to give at least 1% of their net worth to charity

Get your vote in before noon on Friday, December 22 to have it counted and look for results to be announced on Sunday, the 24th.

6 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    What the fuck kind of choices are those? Are they serious?

  2. taylor (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 9:15 am

    With each passing day the STrib becomes more and more of a joke.

  3. Erica (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 9:57 am

    I mean, really. T-Paw is a finalist just for being the governor and because there’s a hint of a rumor that maybe he might run for vice president? SERIOUSLY?!

  4. Tipper (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

    “first Muslin”

    That is a great typo!

  5. Wendy (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

    Ha. Oops!

    Typo corrected. And thanks!

  6. Greg (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

    Wow, sports and politics. How lame can we get, Minneapolis?

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