Time Magazine has named their Person of the Year 2004: President of the United States, George W. Bush: “For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years, George W. Bush is TIME’s 2004 Person of the Year.”
In additon, Time has listed “People Who Mattered 2004” and included Nancy Reagan & Ron Reagan Jr., Thomas Kean & Lee Hamilton, John Kerry, Gavin Newsom, Eliot Spitzer, Victor Yushchenko, Iyad Allawi, Hamid Karzai, Ariel Sharon, Hu Jintao, Kobe Bryant, Martha Stewart, Rick Warren, Lance Armstrong, Desperate Housewives, Smarty Jones, and also gracing this rather eclectic list, Apple CEO and Pixar CEO, Steve Jobs:
It was a year of challenge and triumph for the man behind the iPod, who learned he had a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had surgery to remove a tumor. Meanwhile, the two companies he heads, Pixar and Apple, saw their stocks soar, thanks to The Incredibles and iPod’s little sis, the Mini. Appearing in public after his cancer ordeal, Jobs smiled and said, “I’m back.” It was music to our earbuds.
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