Monday, January 4, 2010

Urban Politico's Most Memorable 2009 Moments


Thanks for participating in our Most Memorable 2009 Moments poll. Here are the results in order from Smallest to Greatest Moment:


#10 (tied 3 ways). Professor Skip Gates-Gate 3 (8%), Chris Brown batters Rihanna 3 (8%), & Brick City airs on Sundance 3 (8%)

#9 (tied 3 ways). The Birther & Tea Bagger Movement 4 (11%), Susan Boyle becomes a star overnight 4 (11%), & Kanye West spazzes out on Taylor Swift at VMA awards 4 (11%)
#8 (tied 3 ways). Captain Sully lands US Airways #1549 on the Hudson River 5 (14%), Obama's Nobel Peace Prize 5 (14%), & The black-on-black murder of Chicago student Derrion Albert 5 (14%)
#7 (tied). The down Economy & Unemployment 6 (17%) & The Wall Street Bailout 6 (17%)

#6. Tiger Woods-Gate 7 (20%)

#5. Sen. Ted Kennedy's death 8 (22%)

#4 (tied). Congressman Joe Wilson screams "YOU LIE!!!" 9 (25%) & Twitter broadcasts the protests in Iran 9 (25%)

#3. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor 10 (28%)

#2 (tied). Michael Jackson's death 12 (34%) & The Passage of the Health Care Bill 12 (34%)

#1. Barack Obama is inaugurated as 44th (1st Black) President of U.S. 29 (82%)



Honorable mention to:
KSM trial brought to NYC 2 (5%)
Michael Steele caves to pressure to apologize to Rush Limbaugh 2 (5%)
Steve Harvey publishes "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" 2 (5%)
Town Hall Meetings on Health Care 2 (5%)
The Fort Hood tragedy 2 (5%)


And Bringing in the Rear:
The Closing of Guantanamo Bay Prison 1 (2%)
Michael Steele is elected 1st Black RNC Chair 1 (2%)
Air Force One flies over NYC 1 (2%)
Sarah Palin resigns as Governor 1 (2%)
Facebook Poll on Obama's death 1 (2%)
The Yankees win the World Series 1 (2%)
David Letterman-Gate 1 (2%)
Obama sends more troops to Afghanistan 1 (2%)
Lamar Odom marries Khloe Kardashian 1 (2%)
Parents protest Obama's speech to school children 1 (2%)
Sarah Palin's Book Tour 1 (2%)
Dick & Liz Cheney 1 (2%)

Zero Votes for:
Air France #447 crashes 0 (0%)
Balloon Boy-Gate 0 (0%)
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