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How 'bout that President of ours?
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Spike
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October 9, 2009 - 7:05 pm
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What a surprise (to him, too, apparently).  The Nobel Peace Prize.  Premature?  Don't know.  Don't always agree with his methods, but the best one we've had in, oh, I don't know, almost 9 years.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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It seems they awarded the prize based on his efforts to reach out to other countries and attempt to improve the US' standing with the rest of the world... unlike the previous holder of the office. He tweeted one word when he found out: "Humbled"

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And ain't it great that we are not so much the total laughing stock the world over that we were for 8 incredibly long years?  And how great that we have a president who has his very own brain - and an excellent one at that.  I'm not sure what made me think of these 2 terrific women today, but I had the thought that it's a shame that Ann Richards and Molly Ivins aren't alive today to see just how far we've come back to "sane" in the last 9 months.

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Oh, Ann Richards would have liked President Obama. I can see those two hitting it off really well.

It does amaze me how much his very existence has restored our standing in the world, after so much terrible damage was done. At first I feared he'd spend his entire first term undoing the catastrophes of the previous eight years, but he's been so energetic that much of the work is already done.

Winning the Peace Prize may be premature, but it is a very special gesture from the Committee, given that even though he hasn't yet saved the world, he certainly seems to be trying.

What I like best about Obama is his speechifying. For eight years we had a President who couldn't manage a simple Subject-Verb-Direct Object construction; now we've got one who's so eloquent that he'd make Cicero, MLK, and Kennedy proud. Plus, the Republicans can't seem to produce a single articulate speaker to respond to him. I kind of hope they use Bobby Jindal as their go-to guy. That fellow ruined his chances at the White House after a single response to Obama.

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