Gibbs Woke Up 'Humbled' Obama With Nobel News

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2009 8:15 AM CDT
Gibbs Woke Up 'Humbled' Obama With Nobel News
President Obama delivers remarks at Cairo University in June.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – It wasn't quite the 3am phone call Hillary Clinton envisioned, but still big news in the White House. Robert Gibbs had to wake up the president before dawn today with news that he'd won the Nobel Peace Prize. "The president was humbled to be selected," said Gibbs, who learned of the news from reporters. Still not much formal reaction from the White House, though when Reuters informed David Axelrod that much of the world was stunned, he responded, "As are we."
(Read more Robert Gibbs stories.)

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