Obama Cancels His Victory Snack Date With Norway's King
Barack Obama has said a controversial "No, thank you" to the King of Norway's very kind and very obligatory lunch invitation! Sometime before or after Obama's hawky peace prize acceptance speech, everyone expected our President to feast upon Scandinavian pleasantries, possibly in a palace, with the King, like people did constantly in Medieval times. Who would not want to do this?
Someone who has A. already eaten and, you know what, is actually having a large dinner that night so he'd just rather not or B. someone who is ASHAMED of all the peace he is launching at Iraq.
The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children's event promoting peace and a music concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel peace centre. [...]
According to a poll published by the daily tabloid VG, 44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald, with only 34% saying they believe it was acceptable.
"Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king," said Siv Jensen, the leader of the largest party in opposition, the populist Progress party. "This is a central part of our government system. He should respect the monarchy," she told VG.