Nobel Committee, phone home...

Published on October 9 2009

wpid5436-new-phone.jpg The phrase "WTF?" is spinning in the collective world head this morning with the news that President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
"Very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the committee said in a citation.
Considering the nominations had to be in early this year, this prize was basically based on campaign promises, a couple of autobiographies, and for the simple accomplishment of NOT BEING GEORGE W. BUSH. Talk, talk, talk rather than action. Even a winner that I admire greatly agrees:
The 1983 Laureate, Poland's Lech Walesa, was more blunt. "Who, Obama? So fast? Too fast - he hasn't had the time to do anything yet," Walesa told reporters in Warsaw. "For the time being Obama's just making proposals. But sometimes the Nobel committee awards the prize to encourage responsible action," said Walesa.
If that was the case, I can think of many more leaders in need of encouragement. Hey!! I always wanted to write a book-- a Nobel Prize for Literature would go a long way towards encouraging that goal!!

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