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Thursday: 8 October 2009 @ 21:03:16

 

Diane - email
Aargh! Sorry.

I wanted to say: I was very excited when Wangari Maathai won the Peace Prize as I saw it as a recognition that the environment is a social, as well as scientific, issue. The story of starting the tree planting project which became the Green Belt Movement is one of the most interesting parts of her memoir.
Thursday: 8 October 2009 @ 21:07:28

 

Pablo - email - url
I always pay attention to who wins the prize for literature. I was introduced to Jose Saramago in this way. Most winners are people I have never heard of before.

Of course I am quite familiar with the winner of this year's Peace Prize!
Friday: 9 October 2009 @ 09:36:13

 

Wayne - email - url
Diane - thanks for mentioning her. What a great story there!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangari_Maathai

And in view of this morning's announcement, and the birthers' contentions, Obama would not be the first Kenyan to receive the prize ; - )  .

Pablo - earlier I was looking through the list of winners in their various categories and by far I recognize more in literature than in other fields.

I was listening to NPR at 5am when they announced today's NPP as incoming news. My first reaction was basic WTF. Glenn's was - by what criteria? We've been laughing all morning - best so far: Hillary Clinton must have just ruined her pantsuit.

I'm not sure what to think, but if I were going way out on a limb I'd predict that Obama will decline the award. Not that it matters - the NPP committee does not take back the prize. It would be the only thing I could think of that would trump the surprise.
Friday: 9 October 2009 @ 10:01:17

 

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