Some reaction to Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize
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.