Friday, October 09, 2009

It's All So Sudden

Congratulations are in order for President Obama. He may have, as the wingnuttery would have it, lost the Olympics single-handedly but he's brought home the Nobel Peace Prize. From the proclamation:
"For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate
precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now
the world's leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama's appeal that 'Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global
response to global challenges.'

My first thought was, "How nice. Now GWB and Barry will have something to talk about at Old-Timer's day reunions in DC." But then, of course, I remembered that George never actually got around to promoting much worldwide peace.

How could Obama not have one this year with the bar set so low for the past eight years? One commenter at TPM shares,
"It sounds like the, 'boy is the world relieved you guys didn't choose
McCain' award."

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