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WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT?…. Yesterday’s White House press briefing was pretty lively [2], with, as one might imagine, plenty of questions about the Nobel Peace Prize. CBS News’ Chip Reid’s interests stood out, but not in a good way. (via BarbinMD [3])

Reid said, “I mean, most Democrats have praised it, and most Republicans have said, ‘You have got to be kidding me — Ronald Reagan didn’t get one, but Barack Obama, nominated 12 days after he was sworn in, gets a Nobel Peace Prize.’ And the fear among some, even some Democrats, is that this is going to widen the partisan divide and make things even more difficult to accomplish on every front.”

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tried to move on, responding, “I’ll leave the pundicizing to the pundits.” But Reid wasn’t through, complaining that the award itself may be “a partisan thing,” because previous winners include Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. Gibbs noted that Teddy Roosevelt also won, and again tried to move on.

Reid kept pushing. “But Ronald Reagan, could I just ask you to respond to that?” the corresponded added. “The man who helped bring the Cold War to an end….”
…when White House correspondents from major news outlets start sounding like members of Grover Norquist’s “We Love Reagan” fan club, it’s not a positive development.

So, where’s your post denouncing Chris Matthews’ leg tingles, hmm??

And the thing is, that’s just one example of things you’ve apparently no problem with, so long as Obama gets to look good in the eyes of the press. Anyone questioning him brings your ire asz in this article. THe fact is, Steve, you yourself have become a cheering section for Obama.  Therefore any complaints from you about Reid, or anyone else at this point, daring to question stuff like this,are already less than credible.

So, to answer your “What kind f question is that?”, it’s one you yourself would ask, were GWB to have gotten an award Obama did not. Thing is, you know that already.

Not to worry, though… Bush would never get an award from the liberals running the Nobel, as we’ve already [4] discussed [5] here. [6]