Thursday, February 09, 2006

Ba-ROCK Obama

Many of us kid that Barack Obama is treated in the media more like a rock star than a U.S. Senator. Well, maybe the rock star status isn’t undeserved: Obama just won a Grammy. Seriously.
February 8, 2006 - U.S. Sen. Barack Obama can add Grammy-award winner to his resume after winning in the Best Spoken Word category Wednesday.

Obama won for his readings of the autobiographical "Dreams From My Father," which first was published in 1995 but became a best seller as Obama became a rising political star.

Obama beat out Garrison Keillor, Al Franken, Sean Penn and George Carlin to win.
Take that John McCain! I saw McCain sing on Saturday Night Live once but he wasn’t even nominated for a Grammy. Loser.

Actually, Obama isn’t breaking any new ground here. Past politicians who werewinners in this category include both Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Hat tip to Rich Miller.

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