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Few government folks on 'TIME 100' list

By Ed O'Keefe

Elizabeth Warren, Lisa Jackson, Adm. Mike Mullen, Sonia Sotomayor

Another week, another magazine publishing a "list" issue in an effort to boost sales. This time it's TIME Magazine and its TIME 100 list of "the people who most affect our world."

President Obama is there, as is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (in an essay authored by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.)

Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen gets a nod for stating his personal opposition to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, but Joe Klein writes he deserves the nod for being, "a wildly activist and well-traveled Chairman."

Other government officials making the list:

TARP Oversight Chairman Elizabeth Warren: "Elizabeth is at her best when she deploys that razor-sharp eloquence in defense of the American consumer," writes FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: "Jackson has correctly sensed that restoring public trust in the agency is essential," according to former EPA Administrator William D. Ruckelshaus.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: During her confirmation hearings last year, my colleagues quickly saw what I had known for years -- that she would bring to the bench a deep understanding of how most people who walk down Broadway, or Main Street, live their lives," Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) writes of the newest justice.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker: "His influence is the product of his courage, rock-solid integrity and unshakable commitment to the public good," says the current Fed chairman Ben Bernanke.

By Ed O'Keefe  | April 29, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
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