Oslo, Norway
December 10, 2009

President Obama was in Oslo today to humbly accept the Nobel Peace Prize. A record number of nominations, in all 205, have been made for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Institute said

The tally includes 172 individuals and 33 organisations, besting the 2005 number of 199 nominations.

Apparently, you don’t have to actually do anything to be eligible for nomination. The Nobel web-site only says:

The candidates eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize are those nominated by qualified individuals.

Qualified Nominators
The right to submit proposals for the Nobel Peace Prize shall, by statute, be enjoyed by:

    1. Members of national assemblies and governments of states;
    2. Members of international courts;
    3. University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes;
    4. Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
    5. Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
    6. Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1) and
    7. Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

    The Nobel Peace Prize may also be awarded to institutions and associations.

The requirements for being an eligible nominator are more stringent than becoming a nominee. We look to 2007’s winner, Al Gore, for his amazing climate change work as confirmation of that fact. As such, the Nobel Foundation should probably review their nominator qualifications.

Al Gore

Nobel rendered the prize to the level of Cracker Jack prize when it awarded Al Gore. Apparently not satisfied cheapening the award with Gore’s give-away, Nobel has now rendered the prize absolutely meaningless by giving one to Obama for.. uh.. nothing.

If either of these two gentlemen had any honor, they would have rejected the award. But we knew they wouldn’t, didn’t we?

The Nobel Committee has insulted every past award winner for their amazing achievements and contributions. Being awarded with the prize now takes on a different meaning when the recipient realizes they are joining the ranks containing these two clowns.

What a farce and what an insult.