Hey, I’m happy President Obama won the Nobel. But now the media-chattering begins and I vote for the following observation as the Most Inane of the Day. The New York Times notes the award and then says:
But while Mr. Obama has generated considerable good will overseas — his foreign counterparts are eager to meet with him, and polls show he is hugely popular around the world — many of his policy efforts have yet to bear fruit, or are only just beginning to do so.
Uh, hello? The guy’s been president exactly (more or less) nine months. Human being take that long to form. Peace policies typically take years. If some of his efforts are already beginning to “bear fruit,” well, I’d say that’s amazing. Especially given that the previous president had eight years to fuck things up.