10/09/2009

Some reaction to Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize

From the London Times:

Gasps echoed through the Nobel Hall in Oslo yesterday as Barack Obama was unveiled as the winner of the 2009 Peace Prize, sparking a global outpouring of incredulity and praise in unequal measure. . . .

In a clear swipe at his predecessor, George W. Bush, the committee praised the “change in the international climate” that the President had brought, along with his cherished goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons. . . .

The Nobel Peace Prize is a notoriously difficult award to predict, but yesterday's decision was clearly a political choice, with three of the past six peace awards going to Bush adversaries. . . .


George Stephanopoulos said it all when he reported.

"I spoke to two key White House aides who got the word earlier this morning. Both thought that they were being punked."


It is pretty funny when two top WH aides don't even initially take the claim that Obama just one the prize seriously.

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3 Comments:

Blogger The Right Guy said...

If the nomination closing date was 11 days after he was inaugurated, what could he have done? Most people spend 40, 50 or more years in their discipline and end up getting it near death and in old age. I didn't realize a being a community organizer and a one term senator qualifies one for the Nobel prize, but then again he was elected president. Talk about social promotion.

10/09/2009 10:50 PM  
Blogger Paul_In_Houston said...

George Stephanopoulos said it all when he reported.

"I spoke to two key White House aides who got the word earlier this morning. Both thought that they were being punked."
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When I first read it, I thought I had accidentally wondered onto Iowahawk's website.

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10/10/2009 1:30 PM  
OpenID psoriasisguru.com said...

the committee that votes on who receives Nobel Peace prizes every year gives them to whomever they please, so it would be silly on more levels than one to be critical of this situation

10/11/2009 4:08 AM  

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