He hasn't completed the first year of his four-year term in office and Barack Hussein Obama has become the fourth U.S. President to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Al Gore is the only Vice President to have earned that honor. The last president to win was also the last president to win North Carolina in the general election in 1976, Jimmy Carter. Carter, however, did not earn the Nobel honor until 2002, long after he left office. Theodore Roosevelt won in 1906, Woodrow Wilson won in 1919, Jimmy Carter won in 2002 and Al Gore won in 2007.
Maybe some of those folks who spent time throwing confetti when Chicago wasn't chosen to host the Olympics are rethinking that whole gloating thing.
Congratulations, Mr. President.