Jan Brewer Solicits Votes for TIME Poll a Little Late, Loses to Shakira, Lady Gaga, 17 Others
Brewer, or more likely, her flak, even took to social media today asking people to vote for her as one of the world's most influential people, saying "liberal websites, media and bloggers have negatively been targeting" her on the poll. (We did happen to mention it.)
The governor hopped on that train a little late with this morning's plea to "send a message to the liberals," seeing as the voting ended earlier today.
Brewer placed 20th in the poll, with more "no" votes than "yes" votes.
The silver lining for Brewer: President Obama finished 21st, receiving about 800 fewer "yes" votes than the governor. Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Seacrest weren't even close to Brewer.
Brewer was beat out by several foreign politicians, but was second among American politicos, behind Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
On the other hand, the Internet believes Lady Gaga, Shakira, Adele, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Lin, and a handful of others are more influential than the lady who stuck her finger in the president's face.
The pitch TIME used for Brewer was that under her reign, "Arizona has faced off with the federal government like no other state in recent memory." It also mentioned the Supreme Court challenge of SB 1070, the Grand Canyon uranium-mining issue, and the finger-wagging.
Apparently only the top vote-getter is secured a place among the 100 most influential people in the magazine, which was the online community Anonymous.
TIME's official list of the 100 most influential people will be released on April 17, so you'll have to wait until then to find out what the people at TIME think.
You can find the poll results by clicking here.