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Barack Obama beats the other Clinton on a new stage

February 10, 2008 |  7:24 pm

The audacity of Barack Obama. He beat out Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Maya Angelou and Alan Alda.

Obama won a spoken-word Grammy today for the audio recording of his book, "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream."

The former president from Arkansas was nominated for his "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World." The former president from Georgia was nominated for his book "Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World."

No doubt, the Hillary Clinton campaign would like us to point out that part of her oft-cited "35 years of experience" is winning the same award 12 years ago for her audio book, "It Takes a Village." And her husband has won the award two times. So there.

And, no doubt, the 28-year-defunct Carter campaign would point out that he too has won the same award before.

And, of course, the Republican National Committee's Alex Conant points out, "I imagine Obama's Grammy will look nice on the mantle next to his 'most liberal senator' award."

Ah, another quiet Sunday.

-- Andrew Malcolm