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Monday, November 28, 2005

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Who's on your list of turkeys of the year? The Inquirer's John Grogan has a long list: various legislators, Catholic officials, and a mother of sextuplets. More. What, no T.O.? Why, his initials kickstart the phrase "turkey of the year."

My list would include Ed Wade, ex-FEMA director Michael Brown, Temple football, Pat Robertson for insinuating God'll get Dover, Pa., Michelle-Wie tattletale-come-lately Michael Bamberger, and Jersey's multimillionaire goober-nut-orial insultmongers, Jon Corzine and Doug Forrester.

Guess, I should also include myself, because I've just surrendered to an obnoxious media trend: Looking back on the year before it's over. That's not so much a slap at Grogan (he was just doing Thanksgiving shtick) but at the likes of Barbara Walters. Her ABC special at 10 p.m. Tuesday looks at the most fascinating people of 2005. With five weeks left? That's enough time for all sorts of athletic legend retirements, pop star indictments, and sordid Hollywood liaisons.


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