Friday, December 02, 2016

What An Ideologue Regrets

Smart people knew 8 years ago that this was a foolish move, but hey, welcome to the party, Mr. Lundestad:
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama in 2009 was an experiment to encourage the newly elected Democrat to follow through on his lofty promises, according to at least one former member of the Nobel committee. But apparently, that was a failed experiment.

A regretful Geir Lundestad, onetime secretary of the Nobel committee, told the Associated Press that he hoped the award would strengthen Obama. But it didn’t, according to the group, despite the White House’s belief that the president “lived up to the standard that he has set for himself” regarding the prize.


Anonymous said...

Aren't awards supposed to be for what you've accomplished, not for what you might do in the future? That's like if they gave me my diploma freshman year.

PhillipMarlowe said...

I hope Bob Dylan didn't get a Nobel award in order that he improve his tonality.