I don’t believe they have pride in these trophies. They only attain them because the masses hold them in high esteem. They don’t treasure these trophies themselves, otherwise they would have wanted to earn them honorably.
If they were honest and noble men of character, knowing that they shouldn’t even have been considered for these honors, they wouldn’t have wanted their names associated with them, they would have quietly asked that they be removed from consideration, if they had any sense of morality.
I believe these trophies sit in boxes packed away in the closet and are only pulled out and placed on display when needed as a prop to impress a visitor. Other than that, they don’t even care to look at these trophies because they don’t mean anything of value to the recipient be it Gore, Clinton or Obama.
These trophies will be remembered in their obituaries much more fondly than the men themselves recall them even today.