Checking in from the Construction Site on the Nobel Prize

The ideas being expressed about Obama’s Nobel Prize win around Marc’s office water cooler are also finding voice around my construction site — where the crew had an affiliative reason to tune into NPR for the morning news, today. The consensus (which, admittedly, I had no small role in developing) is that the Nobel Peace Prize is little more deserving of honor than the cover of a magazine. All previous winners should feel slighted.
If there was any doubt that the Nobel Peace Prize is nothing more than an opportunity for European elites to make a political statement, then Barack Obama’s surprise win is the clincher. Being the world’s foremost figure for “peace” is now nakedly an achievement of political rhetoric.

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12 years ago

Arizona State had the right idea.
So now he has a Nobel, a PhD from Notre Dame and a new dog. Sweet deal.

Mike Cappelli
Mike Cappelli
12 years ago

I can’t begin to imagine the bunch of absolute losers that had to have been nominated, if Obama was the pick of the litter.

Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
12 years ago

I think we are being unfair to Barry. When he took office, the Taliban and Al queda were at each other’s throats. Now, there is at least comity between theem.

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