Who's More "Inspiring": Sully Sullenberger, Michael J. Fox or Local Air Force Major?
|Major Tobin Griffeth and Capt. Katie Illingworth|
Major Tobin Griffeth and Capt. Katie Illingworth, two Air Force officers serving at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, are nominated as Beliefnet's Most Inspiring People of the Year for turning the Battle of the Red River -- the University of Texas Longhorns vs. the University of Oklahoma Sooners -- into Operation Red River Cares, a charity drive for warm clothes, shoes, and school supplies for suffering Afghans.The twosome are way behind in voting, which ends December 12: They've got but 3 percent of the vote, which puts them way behind Sully at 27 percent and Fox at 14 percent. You know what that means, Friends of Unfair Park: Vote early and vote often. Seriously. You can vote once a day till polls close.
"We started this because it's the right thing to do," said Griffeth, a graduate of the University of Texas, Arlington. "In a war where we'll spend millions on bombs or missiles, it only makes sense to spend money on clothes, or socks."