Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama unexpectedly won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Obama is the third sitting U.S. president to be awarded the prize, following Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Former President Jimmy Carter won in 2002 and former Vice President Al Gore received the prize in 2007. None of the organizations or analysts who follow Nobel awards predicted that Obama would win.
“The Nobel Committee has in particular looked at Obama’s vision and work toward a world without atomic weapons,” Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the five-member Nobel committee, said. “Obama has as president created a new climate in international politics.”
So, we're four to one. But who's counting.
Oh, the right wing splooge spilling over the the internets today is gonna be fun, fun, fun. So much for all of that high-fiving and cheering over Obama's failure to bring the Olympics to Chicago.
Suck. on. this.