GI-NORMOUS ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING! The Nobel Committee announced that President Obama was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. This announcement has created a lot of good and bad buzz (as it is only 9 months into his presidency).
To most, this came as a surprise — including to POTUS himself, who was informed of the news in a 6am phone call from Press Secretary Gibbs.
According to Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Committee, they awarded it to POTUS for his “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” and for his support in nuclear arms reduction. Mr. Jagland also said that “only rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.”
We’ll keep you updated with POTUS’ remarks!