Skip to comments.Obama's Nobel snub angers Norwegians
Posted on 12/10/2009 1:46:06 AM PST by rdl6989
Barack Obama has arrived in Oslo to receive his Nobel peace prize amid considerable anger over the White House's decision to cancel a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner.
Obama is scheduled to meet the Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, and the Norwegian royal family before receiving his medal at a ceremony due to begin at midday. His main speech is scheduled at a banquet tonight.
But Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit.
The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children's event promoting peace and a music concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel peace centre.
He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King of Norway.
According to a poll published by the daily tabloid VG, 44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald, with only 34% saying they believe it was acceptable.
"Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king," said Siv Jensen, the leader of the largest party in opposition, the populist Progress party. "This is a central part of our government system. He should respect the monarchy," she told VG.
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Please do not demean Cracker Jack, haha.
Back in the 60s, I sold them 100 million plastic whistles.
The Nobel representative was clueless. 0bama has already done great things for peace in the world? Simply by existing??? Wow. The cold must freeze the brain in Norway. It’s a good thing my ancestors moved out.
LOL. Just blathering away. Pathetic!
Mine is limitless too.
Your whistles brought a lot of joy to myself and many others and misery to many parents.
LOL. Did you just craft that?
Nope. Had it in the old archives. Fits though, doesn’t it? He is sooooooooooooo consistent in this matter.
Yes, very fitting. Thank you for posting it!
If it ain’t all about Zer0 why should he stay?
He’s pissing on his own. Stupid is as stupid does...
Even low class.
Exactly. I cringe with embarrassment when I hear him.
How the heck did he get where he got? It was all scripted. He made his entire reputation on one speech that he kept (and keeps) rehashing and giving again and again and again. Without that he's nothing. Absolutely nothing.
It's creepy, too, IMO.
Obama: “I hate bush, you hate bush, vote for me, change hope change hope, blah blah hope allahuakhbar change hope socialism change hope redistribution of wealth blah change hope whiteys bad change hope hope hope”
What an effing racist arrogant turd.
And don’t forget “I won!”
“Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king,” said Siv Jensen.
Hey Siv, maybe the crowd is to white at the palace for Barry. He only bows to Saudis and Chicoms.
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