After choosing Barack Obama last year, Barbara Walters named Michelle Obama the most fascinating person of 2009 last night on her annual special. The first lady described her first year in the White House as a "whirlwind," saying:
"I mean, if you think about this year, I had to get these two beautiful girls settled into a new city, into a new home, into a new school. We got a dog. I visited eight countries with my husband. I planted a garden. I've started a mentoring program. It has been everything. And now, here we are at our first Christmas in the White House."
Phew. That is quite a lot to accomplish in a year. Do you agree that Michelle is this year's most fascinating person?