Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures
Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie in this undated file picture.
We asked for sanity — and you gave it to us. From a year rife with rampant Islamophobia, overt racism, frequent gay-bashing, constant fear-mongering and general craziness, you helped us pick out those few precious moments of rational, admirable behavior. Over the past few weeks, we’ve compiled and published your nominations for the Year in Sanity. Now, on the eve of the Stewart/Colbert rally, it’s time to rank ‘em.
Here are they are: the 10 sanest moments of 2010.
In this July 4, 1993 photo, President Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela listen during Fourth of July ceremonies in Philadelphia during which Clinton presented the Philadelphia Liberty Medal to the African National Congress president and South African President F.W. de Klerk. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)
African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela greeted residents of Mmabatho in March 1994, during a visit after the nominal homeland came under South African control following the ousting of the former President Lucas Mangope. (Reuters/Howard Burditt)
South African rugby captain Francois Pienaar, right, received the Rugby World Cup trophy from President Nelson Mandela also wearing a South African rugby shirt, after South Africa defeated New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup , in 1995. (AP Photo / Ross Setford)
In honor of the Rally to Restore Sanity, we're celebrating great acts of clear thinking -- and need your help! Who do you think deserves to be honored for their sane behavior this year? You have three ways to let us know your idea:
1). Blog about it
on Open Salon (be sure to tag it: theyearinsanity).
2). Email us your idea at TheYearInSanity at salon dot com.
3). Post your idea in the Comments section on this post.
We'll be spotlighting the best suggestions up until Oct. 30, when we will list our Top 10 honorees.