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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, October 09, 2009

Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

Oh my God. So shocking I think I'm just going to throw some stream of consciousness bits as they occur to me throughout the morning.

1) It's gonna be a fun media day, eh?

2) Maybe he is the anti-Christ (although you'd think he'd have more luck getting things through Congress.)

3) How pissed is George Bush this morning?

4) Let's remember that both Jimmy Carter in 2002 and Mohamed El Baradei both won the Peace Prize as a slap to Bush. (And Al Gore was sort of a slap in 2007.)

5) It's so shocking that the White House doesn't even have an official statement two and a half hours later. Robert Gibbs punted. Rahm Emanuel gave an empty, nothing quote.
When told in an email from Reuters that many people around the world were stunned by the announcement, Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, responded: "As are we."

6) I think you have to go back and say, "Best Presidential campaign ever."

7) On the other hand, closing Guantanamo, ending torture and renditions...... How often does that happen in a country?

8) How long until someone mentions Hitler's Time magazine "man of the year?"


  • Shouldn't forget this either...

    "Political Satire died the day that Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize" - Tom Lehrer.

    By Blogger michael greenwell, at 7:46 AM  

  • Good point.

    And you always win points here with Tom Lehrer.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 7:49 AM  

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