Friday, October 16, 2009
The honeymoon for President Barack Obama and Europe is not over after all.
It's been a week since our President received arguably the most prestigious honor a person can get in this world. The mentality in Norway might be seen as, "Quick! Award him a prize before he screws something else up!" But according to the Nobel committee, it was "for [Obama's] extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. [And for being nice to us again.]"
Backlash was immense. Conservatives cackled as liberals struggled to describe the achievements of the president. Most fell back on the argument that the peace prize is not an achievement award, and that it would motivate Obama to do something.
Then the conservatives remembered that this award meant that, not only does the world still think the president is the coolest kid on the world playground (even though they didn't give him the Olympics), Barack Obama gets to kiss a lot more girls than them.