Guess who will receive Centennial JFK Profile in Courage Award in May

Guess who will receive Centennial JFK Profile in Courage Award in May
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[Ed. – Come on.  You know.]

In one of the first public appearances of his post-presidency, Barack Obama will accept the Centennial John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award this spring for a career of “grace under pressure” and “exceptional dignity and courage,” receiving the honor on the special occasion of the 100th anniversary of Kennedy’s birth.

The 44th president was selected by a 14-member bipartisan committee at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation comprised of figures in politics, media, and business, including Republicans Sen. Jeff Flake, former congressman Bob Inglis, and Viacom’s Shari Redstone. …

According to Hunt, the award will go to Obama not for one particular legislative or political act, but for an “entire life that was really a testament to courage,” he said. [For the record, Obama is 56, and still alive. – Ed.]

Obama will be the third former president to receive the award. In 2001, Gerald R. Ford was honored for his 1974 decision, widely vilified at the time, to pardon Richard Nixon. In 2014, George H.W. Bush received the award for raising taxes, breaking with his own major campaign promise in order to address a deficit crisis.

Unlike past honorees, Obama will not receive the award for any one decision. To mark the centennial of Kennedy’s birth, the committee wanted to “do something different this year if we could,” Hunt said. “We thought, ‘OK, this is different.’”

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