Who’s nominated for “Cnut” tonight?

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It’s nomination time for “Cnut of the Week” for tonight’s edition of Stilgherrian Live (9.30pm Thursdays Sydney time).

It’s the same rules as usual. We’re after people (or abstract forces of nature) who’ve been futilely trying to hold back the tide of change.

Who do you nominate, and why?

Can the US Federal reserve win for the third week in a row?

6 Replies to “Who’s nominated for “Cnut” tonight?”

  1. Of course, the US Federal Reserve can — and should — win for the third week in a row.
    How could anyone else hope to match Cnuting on such a grand scale?

  2. I’d better list the other nominations which have come in.

    yewenyi posted in another comment:

    I’d put in for the stock market heads for banning short selling, if only temporarily. They refused to do this in the Asian financial crisis, take your medicine they said, but it seems they are less keen to take the medicine or advice themselves.

    (This I think is more aimed at the World Bank and stock market heads than the Federal Reserve.)

    We also have:

    Any others?

  3. After the US Veep debate tomorrow the pick for next week is going to be down to two.

    But for this week…

    1. The conservative wing of the Republican party who insisted on Sarah Palin for Veep
    2. Rupert Murdoch for Fox News (he is my vote EVERY week)
    3. Larry King — for seriously probing the political views of comedian Chris Rock (I’m supposed to take his political views as important because he’s FAMOUS and plays pretendies?)
    4. The editor of The Australian — for putting a huge full page story about the death of Robert Redford on the front page and burying a story about the fact the Chinese government suppressed mention of the contaminated milk (including the local press — wonder how many babies might have lived?) until AFTER the Olympics on page 33.
  4. @Stilgherrian: Now, look; if Cameron Reilly (How do you do) is going to indict Christianity in general, then obviously that’s going to be a red rag to a bull as far as I’m concerned, Stilgherrian.

    I’m not saying he isn’t right, but don’t we already have OTHER postings on this blog that warn against easy targets like this?

  5. @KerryJ and @Damien: Thanks for the additional nominations. Sadly I didn’t have this list immediately in front of me while on my “live walkabout” last night, so didn’t give you shout-outs. But the nominations are certainly appreciated and I’ll turn them into some kind of essay later.

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