Friday, October 9, 2009

Let the Partisan Bickering Begin

The back-and-forth over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama is as certain as death and taxes to be partisan and rancorous. The fact that Jimmy Carter and Al Gore also won the prize recently is sure to have the conservative punditry accusing the Nobel committee of being so biased to the left, that the prizes are pure politics. Of course, those who appreciate the award will make their equally faith-based defense of the prizes as absolutely non-political, and the shouting will continue.

But hopefully, from the sidelines, it will be fun to watch.


JohnMcG said...

The irony of the selection is that I think it is likely to lead to less peace, at least domestically.

Conservatives already feel like they are completely shut out of civic life. This is one more example. It is essentially a nose-thumbing from the Nobel Committee to American conservatives.

Which may be richly deserved. But I don't think it's going to help the cause of peace.

Aaron said...

Yeah... I, for my part, think the prize is a tad premature, but that's not the president's fault, even though he's going to take the heat for it. Michael Steele has already put out a mean-spirited statement in the name of partisan loyalty - and I just don't see it getting any better as we go forward.

Keifus said...

Maybe they're still trying to make up for that Kissinger thing.