2008_12_btime.jpgDeciding not to make the "Person of the Year" you again, Time magazine opted to choose that popular cover boy, President-elect Barack Obama, as its Person of the Year for 2008. There's an article, an interview, an analysis of his basketball game (from his brother-in-law), but best is the gallery of 1980 photographs from Occidental College classmate Lisa Jack. Time also mentions runners-up—Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, French President Nicolas Sarkozy (article written by Tony Blair), Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Chinese director—and Olympics creative force—Zhang Yimou (article by Steven Spielberg)— as well as "People Who Mattered" (Ingrid Betancourt, Tina Fey, Michael Phelps, George Bush, Hillary Clinton...). Debate at your leisure.