By now, everyone who doesn't live in a cave is aware that the President has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Were that not remarkable enough, he was actually nominated during his first month in office, presumably before he learned to find the men's room in the West Wing without an escort. Even those in the mainstream media forgot about the tingle in their collective leg, long enough to be astonished at the news, if less for the choice than for the timing.
In all fairness, the President has assured us that ...
This award — and the call to action that comes with it — does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace.
As if to give him the benefit of the doubt, Right Wing Sparkle has compiled a list of recommendations, chosen from among the also-rans who had the audacity to accomplish more than hope.
The President has also pledged to donate the entire amount of over one million dollars to charity. Ethical guidelines for Federal officials give him little choice.
Meanwhile, in the wake of this announcement, a grassroots movement is underway to nominate the President as a write-in candidate for the Heisman Trophy. When you think about it, the latter is no less plausible than the former. Remember to vote early and (as is a time-honored practice in Cook County, Illinois) often.