Annie Barrett
December 17, 2008 AT 11:56 PM EST

Time Magazine has released its 2008 Person of the Year package and surprise! It’s soaring eagle Barack Obama! Personally, I’m shocked — SHOCKED — that in light of crippled duck Pres. Bush’s recent heroic dodging of hurled shoes and subsequent philosophical quandary — “So what if he threw a shoe at me?” — he’s not the Person of the Year instead. Oh look! I’m over it.

The Runners-Up pool features Henry Paulson, Zhang Yimou, Nicolas Sarkozy and his phone pal Sarah Palin, while the pop culture figures included in the group — Tina Fey, Robert Downey Jr., Stephenie Meyer, and Michael Phelps (all named Entertainers of the Year by EW as well) — are relegated to the Miss Congeniality-ish category of People Who Mattered.

Tell us: Is your Person of the Year the same as your Entertainer of the Year? And even if you’re not into Obama, doesn’t he kind of deserve Person of the Year PURELY based on his powerful reach and ability to palm a b-ball? Come on.

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