03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Person of the Year: Let's Vote!

Let's get straight to the point.

Today Arianna Huffington suggested that Time magazine designate the Washington lobbyists "Persons of the Year." I think this is a brilliant idea, but somehow I don't think Time magazine is going to oblige. How about nominating this distinguished group as "Huffington Post Person of the Year"?

In case anyone needs reminding, this celebrated title does not refer to the most virtuous person of the year. Only the most influential. And if any group is responsible for turning our great democracy into a plutocracy, it is the lobbyists, and our representatives who continue to provide loopholes enabling the lobbyists to exert enormous influence on national policy.

So let's hear it...please respond with a clear "yay" or "nay"! So what if Time magazine is deaf to the voices of common sense. We can outvote Time!