The list of Grammy winners this year isn't exactly filled with standout green crusaders, with the standout exception of one person who doesn't sing a word, strum a chord or scratch a beat on his latest album.
Yes, after claiming victory in four states, Barack Obama added a Grammy to his win list, for his performance reading his own book, The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream. As green goes, both Obama and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton score big points, but Obama fans have more proof that he's a more inspiring speaker.
There were a couple of notable green winners who actually play music, too. The Foo Fighters, a band that supports urban environmental issues and released a carbon-neutral CD, won in the Best Hard Rock Performance category, and the original musical environmentalists that asked who paved paradise to put up a parking lot, Joni Mitchell, won in the Best Pop Instrumental Performance category.
But the Obama victory is the most interesting headline. Of course, non-political awards are no predictor of political success. Al Gore, with an Emmy, an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize to his name, knows that.
The real political contest moves into Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Tuesday.
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