Nobel premature

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

I agree with a recent article in Time magazine that stated the Nobel Peace Prize was probably the last thing that President Obama needs at this time. I believe that the Nobel committee actions have probably polarized America's citizens all the more.

To those who feel that the president is the greatest thing since sliced bread, the Nobel prize is just another feather in the cap of one who can do no wrong. For those who oppose the president, it's another indication that the world is viewing this man through rose-colored glasses. To them, the honor has been reduced to the status of a prize in a Cracker Jack box.

I'm not blaming the president. He didn't ask for this honor, but it is an honor and should be reserved for those who have accomplished something great. In the meantime, he has plenty enough on his plate.

I think that we need to respect the office that he holds, and when he does something outstanding, the American people should give him the recognition he deserves.

Tom Botts

Hoonah



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