Today TIME releases the 100 Most Influential People in the World. And there’s not a single journalist on it. Thank God. Could you imagine the fat head this person would have?
Nonetheless, there are some D.C. big shots who made the list, including President Obama, his aide, Valerie Jarrett, VP Joe Biden, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and more. Others: Shonda Rimes (creator of ABC’s “Scandal”), Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.
Noteworthy: Fmr. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton writes the profile on Obama, Sarah Palin writes the profile on Paul; Ted Nugent writes the profile on NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Oprah writes the profile on Rimes. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner is also among the profile writers.
The only writer on the list is George Saunders, a prof at Syracuse University who has written short stories and won a slew of awards.
The feature includes seven different covers. See the complete list here.