Nobel, not noble
On a day like today, when an unaccomplished lightweight like President Obama receives the same Nobel Peace Prize as giants like Mother Teresa, George Marshall, Norman Borlaug, Martin Luther King, Jr., Doctors Without Borders and Lech Walesa, it's good to remember that he's also receiving the same Nobel Peace Prize as folks like Yassar Arafat, Kofi Annan & Algore.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Obama won for "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." But really, he won for not being George W. Bush. With that as the criteria, the Committee should have just randomly drawn a name from the 6,788,999,999 of us that also are not George W. Bush. Wait, let's make that number 6,788,999,993 because I'm sure they wouldn't want to award the prize to George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney or the Bush twins either (I think they'd be fine with Laura because they'd assume she'd lord it over W. for the rest of their lives).
Posted by at October 9, 2009 09:24 AM
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|# October 10th, 2009 6:48 PM themandownthehall|
|I liked the comment on the UK times. 35 Miss USA contestants are waiting for their prize. Everyone knows they've wished for world peace for a lot longer! |