Monday, February 11, 2008

Obama Beats Clinton! (In the Grammys, Anyway)

We won't know the outcome of the Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton presidential derby for some time, but here's a sure thing: Obama has beaten a Clinton in 2008 at the Grammy Awards. Obama won the Best Spoken Word Grammy for the audio version of his book, "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream."

Obama beat out former president Bill Clinton, who was nominated for his book "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World." What's more, Obama beat out another former president (Jimmy Carter), who was nominated for "Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World." Also in the running was Maya Angelou, the poet who was a supporter of the Clintons.

Don't feel bad for the Clintons as far as the Grammys go, though... Hillary won the same award 12 years ago for her first book, "It Takes a Village." And Bill Clinton was won the award twice.

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