Time Magazine currently has it's annual 'Time 100: The World's Most Influential People' issue out. Only one APF pundit is present, no prizes for guessing who. It's conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, his feature written by a worthy pundit candidate in his own right - Glenn Beck. The only other APF member featured is Ann Coulter, writing a piece for Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Glenn Beck makes an interesting point about Rush' influence despite effectively dominating one domain.
Artists & Entertainers
Rush Limbaugh by Glenn Beck
For some of us, being a media personality just isn't as easy as it used to be. The theory goes that to build a large audience in this age of iPhones, podcasts and whatever the latest buzzword is, you have to do everything at once — and that means simultaneously host a radio program, host a TV show, write books and tour the country. Even Barack Obama had to hold a press conference, go on 60 Minutes, talk to Jay Leno and post clips on YouTube within the span of one week just to get people to pay attention to his budget.
'Top Heel' Ann Coulter talks about how Sarah Palin threatens to usurp her as Top villain
Heroes & Icons
Sarah Palin by Ann Coulter
The combination of Palin's attractiveness as a candidate and her ability to expose liberals made her a celebrity among Republicans. The only thing I have against her is that she threatens to surpass me in attracting the left's hatred.
- Find the 'Time 100' page here - The 2009 TIME 100: The World's Most Influential People
- For a full listing of 'The 100' go here - The 2009 TIME 100: Complete List
Video: Mitt Romney responds to the sparse Republican representation (only Limbaugh and Palin) on Time's 100 list
MITT ROMNEY: Gee I would like a lot more influential Republicans, I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would suggest but uh -- Was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people? I'm not sure. If it's the most beautiful I understand. We're not real cute.
Read more on the brouhaha stemming from Romney's perceived patronising comments toward Governor Palin
Via Politico - Some Republican leaders prefer not to discuss Sarah Palin
Via Conservatives4Palin - Romney Disses Palin Again - This Time by Proxy