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Who Is the Palm Desert Person of the Year?

TIME magazine named President Barack Obama their person of the year. Tell us who you think should win from Palm Desert!

On Dec. 19, Time magazine named President Barack Obama as their Person of the Year.

“For finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union, Barack Obama is TIME's 2012 Person of the Year,” Time managing editor Richard Stengel explained in his note to readers.

The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including Obama, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle.

But who cares about the same-old, same-old? Who is Palm Desert’s Person of the Year—the man or woman who, in Timespeak, “most influenced the news this year for better or worse?”

Tell us your pick in the comment section below!

M Gurdal December 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Her obit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thedesertsun/obituary.aspx?pid=161298473
A.Aster December 28, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I don't agree nominating Raul Ruiz;he mentored some children seeking medicine as a career ,grew up poor , and went to college, and assisted sometimes for east valley. His practice is in La Quinta...not back in the east side of the valley. He is not a long time resident of Palm Desert, and it should be someone that has done alot in our city .
A.Aster December 28, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Just because he was elected to office doesn't mean he should be the person of the year. If he actually helps in cleaning up the Salton Sea, brings more good paying jobs to the valley, and enforces our immigration laws. Then I will be the first one to agree with you. Politicians have made promises for years...let's see if he is different!
EricAppleworthy December 28, 2012 at 01:42 AM
If for no other reason, Dr. Ruiz deserves to receive the honor because he sent Bono-Mack back to her home in Florida.
desertpatriot December 28, 2012 at 07:00 PM
just out of curiosity how much in government subsidies are you receiving?

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