- The Washington Times - Monday, February 11, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama were nominated for Grammys in the spoken-word category Sunday night, but neither of them ended up taking the prize, much to the surprise of the winner, Janis Ian.

“I can’t believe I won over them. To say this is an upset is an understatement,” Miss Ian said.

The Grammy for best spoken word album goes to the year’s best audiobook for adults. Miss Ian won for her reading of “Society’s Child: My Autobiography.”

An analysis done by The Daily Caller shows that not one prominent conservative has made it on the list dating back to 1997.

“If you’re a conservative, you are more likely to be appointed to President Barack Obama’s Cabinet than be nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ category,” The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein writes.

President Obama has won both times he was nominated. Mr. Clinton has been nominated three times and has won once. Hillary Rodham Clinton has been nominated two times, winning once, and Al Gore won in 2009, the only time he was nominated, The Daily Caller reports.