Friday, October 9, 2009

The President gets a big honor

Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize:

"OSLO -- President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.
The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize and shocked Nobel observers because Obama took office less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline."

So the boys in Oslo gave him the prize for work he'd done as President in his first eleven days? I live in Atlanta, and I do hope you will all visit this wonderful city. When you do, please visit the Martin Luther King National Historic Site. Be sure to sign up at the desk for the tour of Dr. King's boyhood home. You might want to stop by the old firehouse, now a bookstore, and pick up a copy of a collection of his speeches, which inspired millions. Stroll across the street to the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King and his father preached. In other words, get the bad taste of today out of your mouth by learning about a man who deserved the Nobel Peace Prize when it was awarded to him.

In my humble opinion, giving Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize now is like major league baseball giving a batting title to Mario Mendoza.