Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama the Laureate

What do all (three) of you think about Obama being given the Nobel Peace Prize?

I'll reserve my particular thoughts on this topic, but will point you to this article: "What Obama Should Do With His Nobel Peace Prize."

Slate chimes in sarcastically with, "It came a week late, but President Obama did win the gold. Last Friday, the International Olympic Committee stiffed him. Today, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He should probably leave his schedule open next Friday, because apparently anything can happen."

They also write: "The award has essentially been given for the president's speechmaking ability... Obama could easily write the justifying language: He's honored and humbled but he has merely articulated the common aspirations of all mankind. As it is mankind's global challenge, no one man can claim a prize with so much work left to be done. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us... Obama would immediately become the favorite for next year's Nobel Prize for Humility."


K and/or K said...

I like him and all. I do. But this seems premature. Let him have 7 more years to work on this whole peace thing.

Literature Crazy said...

@K - Ditto

Sabrina said...

In concurrence with my cousin.