This morning TIME Magazine announced that President Obama is their “Person of the Year” for 2012. He last received that honor in 2008. The other contenders were: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls’ education; Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi; and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Obama is only the second African-American after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., to be selected. I eagerly await the usual cacophony of rancor from the Tea Party loons over TIME’s choice.