We’re all descending from cloud 9 after the surprise announcement this morning. Fortunately TOTUS had a Nobel Peace Prize acknowledgement speech pre-loaded into his hard drive, just in case the occasion ever presented itself.
It was pretty much your standard humble-president-of-the-free-world-accepts-Nobel-Peace-Prize speech, complete with apologies to the others who didn’t win.
"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."
I’m not positive, but I think those aspirations include dismantling the United States as the world’s preeminent super power. What could go wrong?
Anyway, I think we have a solution to that embarrassing flap about the copy-cat painting that we had selected to hang in the family room. Out with the fake Matisse, in with the Nobel.