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Old 12-10-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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This is very Clintonesque, maybe 0bama will move to the center like Clinton was forced to do in '94.

So on this notable occasion, the White House released a statement from President Obama on the awarding of the prize to Liu in absentia. And this is how Obama's statement began:

"One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize -- an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice."

Critics have often said of Obama that "it's all about him," that he has a tendency to reference himself no matter what subject he is discussing. Could he do any more to prove them right? But just to show that he is, in fact, humble, the president followed his opening sentence with this:

"Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was."


Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself | Washington Examiner (http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/obama-honors-nobel-winner-statement-about-himself#ixzz17iXZK0my - broken link)
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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But just to show that he is, in fact, humble, the president followed his opening sentence with this:

"Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was."

That's probably the first truth that has passed his lips in weeks.

Hell, my dog is more deserving than Obama.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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Clinton was known for always finding a way to make every event he spoke at, to be all about him too. It's just unseemly to start out a statement about a Nobel Prize winner by talking about yourself. It makes it seem as if the person 0bama was honoring was not quite deserving enough, so he felt he had to lend it some weight and substance or gravitas, by inserting references about himself.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This is very Clintonesque, maybe 0bama will move to the center like Clinton was forced to do in '94.

So on this notable occasion, the White House released a statement from President Obama on the awarding of the prize to Liu in absentia. And this is how Obama's statement began:

"One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize -- an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice."

Critics have often said of Obama that "it's all about him," that he has a tendency to reference himself no matter what subject he is discussing. Could he do any more to prove them right? But just to show that he is, in fact, humble, the president followed his opening sentence with this:

"Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was."

Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself | Washington Examiner (http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/obama-honors-nobel-winner-statement-about-himself#ixzz17iXZK0my - broken link)
Well for once he said something that was true and correct: Almost anyone would have been more deserving than he was.

Nita
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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I think all politicians have an air of egotism about them, but Obama really takes the cake. I'd be willing to bet he'd be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder if ever subjected to psychological evaluation.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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I think all politicians have an air of egotism about them, but Obama really takes the cake. I'd be willing to bet he'd be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder if ever subjected to psychological evaluation.
He is sort of like that character on SNL that always has to one-up the deeds accomplished by the person in the topic of discussion.
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