Saturday, October 10, 2009

State Department: Better a Nobel Prize Than a Shoe

I believe that Obama has not accomplished enough related to "peace" to justify giving him the Nobel Prize. Nonetheless, the State Department's response to critics of the award is funny.

Contrasting Obama's award and the shoe-throwing incident involving former President Bush, Assistant Secretary of State P. J. Crowley stated that:
Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum — when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.
Yeah - funny.

PS: Although I find Crowley's statement funny, I do not condone shoe-throwing!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Darren, this is funny! BTW, a well-aimed shoe does wonders sometimes...;)

On a more serious note, this award is more of "thank God Bush is gone" than a reward for Obama's "peace work." Yes, there is plenty to criticize Obama for, on the domestic and international fronts, from the liberal perspective (because the right-wingers will criticize him no matter what -- their cheering over the lost Olympics bid a perfect example), but I thought this commentary is adequate in summing up the rationale for Obama's prize.

And as petty as it sounds, the spectacle of wingnuts' heads exploding was worth it too.

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