I think I've already covered why Ben "Person of the Year" Bernanke should not be lauded for helping to abate (note: abate - not eliminate or solve!) the pain from the crisis he helped create, so I'll simply say that our society has become a satire of itself. If some alien race were watching us right now, they'd surely be laughing.
Bernanke analogies include: Rewarding the Captain of the Titanic for getting everyone off the sinking ship after he rammed it into an iceberg. Rewarding a doctor for sewing your leg back on after he accidentally amputated it. Rewarding someone for putting out a fire in your burning house after they set it. Rewarding someone for cleaning up a pile of crap on your floor after they took it.
Leave your own favorite Bernanke analogy in the comments.