The Other I

October 9, 2009

Not displeased but baffled

Filed under: Political thoughts,Uncategorized — theotheri @ 8:51 pm

I guess like most of the world, I was exceedingly surprised to hear when I turned on the news this morning that President Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Even Obama himself seems to have been surprised.

I can’t say I’m displeased so much as baffled by the award.

Much as I still admire – and have hopes for – what Obama is trying to accomplish, I can’t help but think that getting the prize in another year or two would have been more helpful to him in pushing forward his agenda.

Whatever else, it does remind me to remember how very much I hope he can accomplish.  It was never going to be easy, but I didn’t expect it to be this hard.

I have to remember not to get discouraged to the point of giving up.

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