President Obama has started mending, not fixin', US relations with the rest of the world living on this small planet. It's going to tame some time: the 'Murricans have done a lot of harm. For the rightwing Republicans, the Birthers and the assorted fundamentalist religious zealots and racists of all stripes, this is NOT a good thing.
However, some clever person at the State Dept used that context specific thing judiciously.
Oh. Does W. know how to play the piano? Perhaps Stevie can teach him everything he knows about how to wow an audience.
"Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum — when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes."
That's the take of Hillary Clinton's State Department on President Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, according to her spokesman, Assistant Secretary PJ Crowley.
Crowley was referring to the incident last December when an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during his final visit to Iraq of his presidency.