Friday, October 9, 2009


So, Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize for...what was it? Contributing to niceness, or something? Making Europe happy by putting down the US? Something like that? He was nominated two weeks into his Presidency? Huh. Well, I'm sure Alfred Nobel is way excited, up in heaven, that his prize was given to people like Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama. Obama? Not sure.

Honestly, I think even the most rabid supporters of Obama have to be secretly saying, "For what? But, yay!" Bill Clinton, NOT a rabid Obama supporter, must be pissed. I mean, the previous Democratic President to him, Jimmy Carter, gets it. His own Vice President gets it. The next Democratic President now has it too! Where's Bill's? SO not fair. I'm sure we could get a made-up reason for Clinton, since Carter, Gore, and Obama all have made up reasons, too. I mean, don't give the FREAKING NOBEL PEACE PRIZE to people who saved hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust or a Chinese rights activist, or whoever. Let's make this REALLY POLITICAL, and in fact let's take away ANY qualifications whatsoever, and just award it to the people we like and hope to influence, shall we? Are we waxing sarcastic now? Maybe a little.

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