Thursday, December 10, 2009

 

Obama To Norwegian Hosts: Just Show Me The Goods, Okay? I'm A Busy Man

Once again Obama's utter lack of class is on display for everyone to see:
A day before President Obama receives his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the president’s treatment of his Norwegian hosts has become hot news across Scandinavia.
News outlets across the region are calling Obama arrogant for slashing some of the prize winners’ traditional duties from his schedule. “Everybody wants to visit the Peace Center except Obama,” sniped the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, amid reports the president would snub his own exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center. “A bit arrogant—a bit bad,” proclaimed another Aftenposten headline.

“It’s very sad,” said Nobel Peace Center Director Bente Erichsen of the news that Obama would skip the peace center exhibit. Prize winners traditionally open the exhibitions about their work that accompany the Nobel festivities. “I totally understand why the Norwegian public is upset. If I could get a few minutes with the president, I’d say, ‘To walk through the exhibition wouldn’t take long, and I’m sure you would love the show. You have no idea what you are missing.’”

Meanwhile, the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet is reporting that the president has declined an invitation to lunch with King Harald V, an event every prize winner from the Dalai Lama to Al Gore has attended. (The newspaper’s headline: “Obama disses lunch with King Harald.”)
Here's the buzz in the MSM:

A White House official said that it was not necessarily an award that Obama would have given himself.

Here's the buzz on the ground:

A guy on the street said that it was not necessarily an award that Obama should have given himself, but that doesn't seem to have dawned on Obama, who continues to be concerned mostly with his own fine self.

Instapundit: Stupid cowboy.

Me: Punk.

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