What, no Peter Orszag? AskMen ranks the most influential of 2009

Gratuitously hot Don Draper photo asks: Obama ranked where?

Whenever these mags come out with attention-seeking lists of people and places, we delicately avert our eyes and do our best to ignore. Last year, AskMen ranked President Obama #1 in their annual list of the 49 most influential men. Ho hum. But this year, the POTUS fell to #3 — behind a fictional character and Usain Bolt! Notes AskMen in their Obama listing:

Satirical newspaper The Onion nailed it when they ran the headline “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job” following the 2008 elections. Barack Obama came into office with the U.S. in the darkest days of its 233-year history. We were in the midst of two wars, had become almost universally abhorred around the world, were mired in a seemingly bottomless economic “downturn,” and faced the sad fact that Miley Cyrus was the biggest star we had.

Miley Cyrus? Really? Beltway Confidential needs to get out more. We thought it was Austan Goolsbee. The top ten in order are: Don Draper, Usain Bolt, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Simon Cowell (no, seriously), Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, Roger Federer, Peyton Manning (whatever) and Dana White.

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