We are disappointed to report that a previously lauded institution took, quite possibly, it’s final steps in to the realm in insignificance today. That’s right, we too woke up this morning to hear the jaw dropping news that President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. The Nobel committee cited the Presidents establishment of a “new climate in international politics” and gave “special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons” as the contributing factors to Obama’s victory. We can’t forget to mention the nomination deadline was just 11 days into Obama’s presidency. Yeah, 11.
Now in all fairness the Noble committee has been doing their best to to make this award as trivial, inconsequential and irrelevant as possible over the last decade, awarding the Peace prize to the colossal dolts Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, and terrorist Yassir Arafat. This move, however, puts the Noble Peace Prize into the same category as those ever respected Day Time Emmy’s.
The choice was even more surprising given that the President was only in office for 10 days prior to the February 1st nomination deadline. It is deplorable that an institution who has previously honored figures such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. bought into campaign rhetoric and bestowed their highest honor based on hope and potential. We hope that Mr. Obama uses his 1.4 million dollar prize money to pay down the massive about of debt he has saddled upon this nation.