As a Romanian-American, I am happy that Romanian-born Hertha Müller won the Nobel prize for Literature.
Now I would like to read her books, especially the ones written in Romania. She was born about 50 km from where I was born.
As a Romanian- American I am puzzled that Obama won the Nobel prize for Peace.
The following quote from Bill Kristol captures something of both of these events rather well – :):):
“News flash — Sarah Palin will be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. No one has read her book yet, but there are a lot of people who are excited about it and inspired by the thought of it, and so they will retract the prize from that Romanian and give it to her.”
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. After all – I am really happy that Hertha won it! 🙂