Fox News contributor and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Wednesday evening mocked Time magazine's decision to name President Barack Obama the person of the year. After all, this is the same magazine that once said Palin was important.
"Time magazine, I think there’s some irrelevancy there, to tell you the truth," Palin said on Fox News. "I mean, consider their list of the most influential people in the country and in the world, consider some who made that list: yours truly! That ought to tell you something right there regarding the credence we should give Time magazine and their list of people.”
Fox's Greta Van Susteren laughed. "That’s an interesting concept," she said.
Time named Palin one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010.
The magazine's person-of-the-year story this year digs Palin for mocking Obama's 2008 campaign themes of hope and change:
"Ever since the campaign computers started raising the odds of victory from near even to something like surefire, Obama had been thinking a lot about what it meant to win without the lightning-in-a-bottle quality of that first national campaign," Time's Michael Scherer wrote. "The Obama effect was not ephemeral anymore, no longer reducible to what had once been mocked as 'that hopey-changey stuff.'