I know it's a little early, but I'd like to nominate George Ryan for Man of the Year. I can't think of the last time a politician did something like this. He actually did something controversial, morally complex, intelligent and admirable. He actually gave it some thought. He actually took a stand. Unlike our other so-called leaders whose idiotic, simplistic, sneaky and embarrassing-type behavior we just take for granted. George Ryan, you may be a Republican, but this week you rock my world.