[FoRK] Nobel warrant?

HK Pang hkpang at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 10:14:14 PDT 2009


Perhaps the Economics prize should be given to the president of China.

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Gordon Mohr <gojomo at boxbe.com> wrote:
> geege schuman wrote:
>>
>> And if I were Obama, I'd phrase my acceptance thusly:  "Uh,okay, thanks,
>> This is a tremendous honor.  Uh, but I can only accept it as a joint
>> award,
>> uh, shared with, uh, my fellow leaders [insert names of fellow sojourners)
>> working together to, uh, achieve our vision of, uh, world peace."
>
> If he's smart -- and he is -- he'll not accept it at all:
>
> http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/kausfiles/archive/2009/10/09/what-obama-should-do-with-his-nobel-peace-prize.aspx
>
> Awards for intentions and potential from activist Norwegians aren't exactly
> a winning domestic issue, and the prize's high expectations could make even
> a generally successful Obama foreign policy look like a failure.
>
> - Gordon
>
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