I didn’t really get into this whole Obama winning the Nobel prize thing one way or another, but I really enjoy this article about it in Maclean’s magazine. Here are some highlights:
“And post-modern it is—the notion that positive thinking can be conflated with positive results, like The Secret unleashed on the worldwide political stage.” – Anne Kingston
“Apparently Nobel Prizes are now being awarded to anyone who is not George Bush.” – Ana Marie Cox
“In a letter sent within hours of the Nobel announcement Friday, Republican National Chairman Michael Steele wrote mockingly that the only reason Obama won it was his “awesomeness,” noting: “It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working toward peace and human rights.” In other words, Obama has won the popularity contest this year and is having his Oscar moment. “This is the equivalent [sic] to the Academy Awards giving the lifetime achievement award to Hannah Montana,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean, who probably meant to say Miley Cyrus, but the point’s the same.”
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