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TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 2009, 11:16 A.M.

The alternatives are???

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

We already have had our discussions, such as they are, about President Obama having won the Pulitzer Prize for Peace, so when cartoonist David Horsey put that issue squarely in his sights this morning, I simply grinned to myself, muttering something thickly beneath my breath and decided to run with what I am dealt.

According to David Horsey, President Obama's win of the Pulitzer Prize is all about expectations. When you put it on that set of terms, suddenly all the Republican hissing and throwing of fits of verbal pandemonium somehow seems fitting, and their expectations of President Obama are that he will dismally fail in his lofty goals, that he will fall on his backside with as little grace as humanly possible or that, at best, the American people will unceremoniously tire of his endless messages of hope for the future and vote him out of office. Perhaps if the Right Wing have their way, Americans will rise from their nearly-hypnotic obsession with Obama and elect Sarah Palin the next President of the United States.

All I can say for the Republican Right Wing is that Ex-President George Bush never won a prize for hope nor expectations. Unless Sarah Palin changes herself dramatically, she would never win, either. Lord knows, I am already frightened enough of the potentials for damage that Sarah Palin could bring to the White House. Idiocy, especially when done with arrogance, is its own worst punishment.

So if President Obama goes down in the annals of history as a Peacemaker, the harbinger of World Tranquility and all those other glowing terms the Nobel Prize Committee laid at President Obama's feet, ours will be a better world in which to live.


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