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A State Department spokeswoman gets at the real difference between Bush and Obama

By Alex Koppelman

Published October 9, 2009 9:45PM (EDT)

State Department spokesman PJ Crowley, nodding at one of the reasons President Obama seems to have won the Nobel Peace Prize -- he's not former President George W. Bush -- and sticking his finger in Republicans' eyes at the same time:

Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum — when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.

Hat-tip to CNN's Political Ticker blog.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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