Good to see that Obama’s keepin’ it real. Or at least Malia and Sasha are. He reportedly plans to travel to Oslo to accept his award. That should be a hot ticket. Also happy birthday to Bo.


In his remarks at the White House Rose Garden this morning, Pres. Obama began with, “Well, this is not how I expected to wake up this morning. After I received the news, Malia walked in and said, ‘Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo’s birthday!’ And then Sasha added, ‘Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up.’ So it’s good to have kids to keep things in perspective.”

He then went on to say that he did not feel he deserved to be in the company of other Nobel winners and that the award was not about one administration but about the people around the world who sacrifice their safety, their freedom and sometimes their lives for the cause of peace and that the award must be shared with them: “I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations.”

He furthered, “I will accept this award as a call to action,” to help give momentum in confronting such issues of climate change, nuclear weapons, and peace in the Middle East.

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