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Old 10-09-2009, 01:30 PM   #11
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The nomination for the Peace Prize had to be in by Feb 1, 2 weeks after he got into office. So he was nominated before he did anything at all. I guess it was just expected that he would do something worthy of the nomination after the fact.

I wonder who else was on the nomination list. Some poor person has probably worked their whole life towards something like this, and lost to Obama

 
Old 10-09-2009, 01:33 PM   #12
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To quote Ricky Waters: “For who? For What?”

 
Old 10-09-2009, 01:51 PM   #13
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Teddy Roosevelt won the Peace Prize for stopping a war. Carter won the Peace Prize for a lifetime of work. Obama wins the Peace prize for breathing.

 
Old 10-09-2009, 01:53 PM   #14
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The Nobel prize has become a joke. I don't give it any weight anymore.

 
Old 10-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #15
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I would be embarrassed if I were him.

 
Old 10-09-2009, 02:10 PM   #16
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I heard he is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame too. Not sure about that one either.

 
Old 10-09-2009, 02:12 PM   #17
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Supposedly people on the committee were asked, and answered that sometimes they award the prize in the hopes that it will elevate the person to achieve what they have promised. Award it before they do what they say they are going to do, to give them more credibility and a better chance at achieving it.

Whatever that means.

 
Old 10-09-2009, 02:21 PM   #18
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It means they are trying to cover up their screw up.
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The nomination for the Peace Prize had to be in by Feb 1, 2 weeks after he got into office. So he was nominated before he did anything at all. I guess it was just expected that he would do something worthy of the nomination after the fact.

I wonder who else was on the nomination list. Some poor person has probably worked their whole life towards something like this, and lost to Obama
This deserves to be re-posted with corroborating evidence...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...bA-1gD9B7HDR80

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Myth: Candidates can be nominated until the last minute.

The nomination deadline is eight months before the announcement, with a strictly enforced deadline of Feb. 1.
So he had been in office for 10 full days before the deadline. Those must have been some elevating and enlightening campaign speeches for the committee.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:35 PM   #20
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They should have nominated his speechwriter instead.

I'm not anti-Obama, but this award makes absolutely no sense to me. I thought it was a joke. I actually had to go to several sources corroborating the story just to convince myself it was actually true.

 
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