Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. He was nominated for the award just two weeks into his presidency and has accomplished nothing prize-worthy since. My guess is that Obama is just as embarrassed to receive this as the Nobel committee should be for having awarded it. Maybe it was a lean year for nominees. I heard Obama only had to beat Robert Mugabe, Peyton Manning and George Clooney.
Giving some context for how worthless this prize is, Gandhi never won it, but Henry Kissinger, Al Gore and Yasser Arafat have. The committee justified Obama's award by noting his desire to “strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.” By this standard, Large Professor should have won the award in 1991. If there was ever a time for Kanye to grab the mic at an award show, this was it.