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K, it's true, if you contribute to a campaign, the candidate will harass you by e-mail (even after they win) and make you feel all connected and shit to keep the cash river flowin'.

I have to admit, though, it's kind of funny to think we live in a time where you can wake to find an email from your President, which is why I never tag it as makes me smile.

So here's the Prez' public response to his winning the Nobel Peace Prize, in case his spam-bot hasn't yet found you:

Syd --

This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

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Comment by BlancheNoE on October 9, 2009 at 9:46pm
deja vous. It's good the second time too.
Comment by JustAnotherUserName on October 9, 2009 at 10:17pm
I love that in the speech he said that his daughter walked in and said "you won the Nobel Peace Prize and it's Bo's [the dog] birthday today," as if they had equal importance. The youngest chimed in that it was a 3-day weekend. I LOVE that this president has real-world perspective on things, as well as an amazing take on the global political scene. I love it!
Comment by Jim on October 9, 2009 at 10:51pm
There's hope for this world yet.
Comment by photo2010 on October 10, 2009 at 6:44am
I thnk there was a ohe word tweet from Obama today: "Humbled". Pretty cool.
Comment by spacemonkey1310 on October 10, 2009 at 3:38pm
Aw bless.
Comment by NatureJunkie on October 10, 2009 at 4:30pm
You get personal email from Barack? Damn. And I thought I was special.
Comment by TheLittleGirl on October 10, 2009 at 4:57pm
I shook Barack's Hand!! It was awesome he was in my town for a meeting and my mom and I went together with a friend. He shook my hand and talked to me in his speach!! It was AWESOME!!
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on October 10, 2009 at 5:18pm
LittleGirl- I remember that!!


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