What Obama Should Do With His Nobel Peace Prize

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Oct. 9 2009 5:42 AM

What Obama Should Do With His Nobel Peace Prize

Turn it down! Politely decline. Say he's honored but he hasn't had the time yet to accomplish what he wants to accomplish. Result: He gets at least the same amount of glory--and helps solve his narcissism problem and his Fred Armisen ('What's he done?') problem,  demonstrating that he's uncomfortable with his reputation as a man overcelebrated for his potential  long before he's started to realize it. ... Plus he doesn't have to waste time, during a fairly crucial period, working on yet another grand speech. ...  And the downside is ... what? That the Nobel Committee feels dissed? ... P.S.:  It's not as if Congress is going to think, well, he's won the Nobel Peace Prize so let's pass health care reform. But the possibility for a Nobel backlash seems non-farfetched. ... 2:48 A.M.

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