Um, did this really just happen?

During his speech on energy today, the president decided to praise his Energy Secretary Steven Chu. But in the process, he also took a shot…at himself.

While explaining that he has instructed Chu to collaborate with others on designing safety procedures, Obama said, “Chu’s the right guy to do this, he’s got a Nobel prize in physics — he actually deserved his Nobel prize.” Say what?

Joking or not, the president just joined the chorus of detractors saying he should have never been awarded the prize — an argument that’s been revitalized since his decision to lead military action in Libya.

Campaign season should be fun.