2. Barack Obama voted Left-Hander of the Year!
Our thanks to all of you who voted for your Left-Hander of the Year, and we are pleased to announce that the winner is...
Barack Obama - Left-Hander of the Year 2008
Runner up for the title was Sir Paul McCartney, closely followed by Angelina Jolie. Tennis champion Raphael Nadal garnered a substantial 15% of the vote, despite the contention about his natural handedness (he writes right-handed, but plays tennis left-handed) well ahead of American Idol runner-up David Archuleta. For more details on the nominees, and their left-handed traits click here.
The voting certainly started a heated debate about what constitutes "left-handed", with Nadal being backed and banned in equal measure! We also had a huge number of interesting comments on the whole idea of a Left-Hander of the Year. We will be reviewing all your comments in full to put together a feature on this in the September newsletter.
We will be trying to contact Mr Obama to tell him his fellow lefties have voted for him, but he is probably a bit busy at the moment! We'll let you know what he says.