President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO – The Nobel Committee stunned the world today by awarding US President, Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize.
Committee chair, Thorbjoern Jagland, said it was kind of a consolation prize since Chicago didn’t win the 2016 Olympic games.
“We just all felt sorry for Obama,” Jagland said. “He was all sad and stuff, you know, over the Olympic thing, so we thought it would be a nice pick-me-up.”
Hearing the news, Nobel Laureate, Al Gore said, “What the…? What has he done? At least I invented the Internet.”
The White House had no comment.
(The second part is lame parody; the first part, strangely, is not.)
UPDATE: Comedians give the event two thumbs up!
October 09, 2009 10:09 AM
Courtesy of conservative activist Keith Appell:
Barack Obama’s Teleprompter: Big Guy says Bill Clinton called and was gracious in defeat; offered to fly Kanye West over 4 the Nobel awards ceremony.
Erick Erickson: Obama is becoming Jimmy Carter faster than Jimmy Carter became Jimmy Carter.
Ana Marie Cox: Apparently Nobel prizes now being awarded to anyone who is not George Bush.
Headline over AP analysis by White House correspondent Jennifer Loven: He Won, But For What?
Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review: I want to buy the world a coke.
Ezra Klein: Obama also awarded Nobel prize in chemistry. “He’s just got great chemistry,” says Nobel Committee.
Adam Bromberg, CRC: Nobel Prize Committee must be staffed by out of work comedy writers.
Kristina Hernandez, CRC: It was the Beer Summit that put Obama over the edge.
– George Stephanopoulos
Various Blog Additions:
Cecil: Miss America was robbed. She was for world peace way before Obama was for it.
Tony Ramirez: The Cook County Democratic machine ain’t what it used to be. They were supposed to bribe the Olympics Committee.
Mesquito: Was he, like, the tenth caller or something?
Ron: I thought I should have won, I haven’t fought with my wife in more than a year.
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