This had to be the scene last night in the White House residence;
First Lady: "Hello?"
Voice: "Hallo, zis is Thorbjoen Jagland. May I please speak to ze President?"
First Lady: "Um, what is this in reference to please?"
Voice: "I vish to tell ze President zat he has von the Nobel Peace Prize."
First Lady: "Umm, okay.....Barack??
President Obama: "Yeah?"
First Lady: "A gentleman is on the phone. He says you've won the Nobel Peace Prize."
President Obama: "C'mon Michelle, I'm busy. Tell W that I've fallen for his crank calls for the last time. First it was pizza deliveries at 3am, then 1,000 subscriptions to "Guns and Ammo" and now this. Tell him I give up. He can ride on Air Force One next week to the American League Championship Series.
First Lady: "I really think you should take this. No way W could do an accent like this. Besides it's after 10pm. He's already fast asleep."
President Obama: "Alright. Hello, this is the President."
Voice: "Ah, Mr. President. It is my honor to inform you zat you have von the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize!"
President Obama: "Alright...alright. Rahm, Axe...is that you? Nice try."
Voice: Mr. President, excuse me but I don't know zeese Rahm and Axe. Zis is Thorbjoen Jagland, head of the Nobel selection committee. We have voted you ze peace prize."
President Obama: "For what??"
Voice: "For your excellent speeches of course! You have reached out to ze Arab vorld. You have asked North Korea and Iran to stop zer nuclear programs and you rocked at ze United Nations last week. Didn't you see ze love in ze eyes of Abbas and Netanyahu ven you made zem shake hands? Peace in Palestine can only follow a performance like zat!"
President Obama: "Why thank you Dr. Jagland. You're right. It's amazing how much different things work in the global arena versus here in the USA. I made a speech about peace and disarmament and look what happened. Peace and disarmament! This country? I've made some beautiful speeches on housing, the banking system, employment, financial reform, health care....The list goes on and on. In some cases I actually proposed a plan....on paper no less! And what have I gotten so far? Nothing! Maybe we Americans are a little slow on the uptake. In any case, thank you very much. You have really opened my eyes. See you at the banquet. Oh, can you make sure I don't end up sitting with Bono from U-2. His act is getting a little tired. Jack Nicholson perhaps?"
Voice: "Vat ever you vant Mr. President. Good night."
President Obama: "Nobel Peace Prize....Imagine that Michelle....imagine that."