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7:07 AM, Oct 9, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
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Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

This is too perfect. Obama could turn it down on the grounds that not all his peace plans have come to fruition yet, but why should he? And the Swedes could have waited a year on the same grounds, but why should they?

Update: It's the Norwegians, not the Swedes. I could care, but why should I?

A friend emails: "Think how the world would have reacted had they awarded the prize to the demonstrators of Tehran." But I think Jen Rubin has it right: the 2010 prize "To Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - for coming to the negotiating table!"

Update II: My brilliant friend Joan Fairbanks emails this: "My guess as to who is spitting nails the most about this development: Bill Clinton."