Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tom Tomorrow on the Obama Nobel peace prize
In Wall Street terms, a company can increase its stock simply by following up on a bad quarter.... This sadly seems the story behind the Obama Nobel Prize. Being the successor of George W. Bush is in itself a ticket to look good. Actually, with the nominations for the Nobel prize ending on September 1st and the decision issued some 11 days after Obama settled in the White House, it seems that the prize was given on the "potential" bestowed upon the Obama myth rather than real acts. As a comparison Roosevelt earned a peace prize some seven years after being in the office, and declined to receive it while he was still there... For Obama, it was all about giving the money to charity. How disappointing!