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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2009 18:39      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ok, I was as pleased as the next guy to see Barack Obama win the US election, but he's only been in the job 9 months, (and he'd only been in the job 2 weeks when nominations closed).
What has he done to earn a Nobel Peace Prize?

Or have the judging panel created a new prize category, The Nobel Prize For Not Being George W Bush?

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Or have the judging panel created a new prize category, The Nobel Prize For Not Being George W Bush?

I can't read it any other way, and as a result I see this as a rather mean spirited thing. Obama's reaction on the other hand was characteristically gracious (and politically astute).

But it is fun watching the wingnuts foam at the mouth over this.

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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2009 23:00      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Rachel Maddow makes a pretty good case in favour of Obama winning the prize

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:


Or have the judging panel created a new prize category, The Nobel Prize For Not Being George W Bush?

In observing the interactions of other people, I have noticed that "not being a d1ck" seems to be very difficult for people in todays societies.

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