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.Take that John McCain! I saw McCain sing on Saturday Night Live once but he wasn’t even nominated for a Grammy. Loser.
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.
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.