Thursday, February 01, 2007

This explains why I never win
Former Vice President Al Gore has been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers. The stated reason for his nomination is his work to make people aware of the dangers presented by climate change.

For each Nobel Prize, the Nobel Committee sends nomination forms to a group of people deemed "competent and qualified to nominate" in that category. The Committee does not disclose the list of nominees, though they do not prevent the nominators from disclosing their choices. The Committee also does not accept unsolicited nominations.

This brings us to Rush Limbaugh, a hateful and self-satisfied drug addict. Landmark Legal Foundation, which calls itself the "conservative's American Civil Liberties Union" and has filed lawsuits against labor unions and school desegregation, has nominated Limbaugh for the Nobel Peace Prize. Since LLF is not one of the qualified nominators, this nomination will go exactly nowhere. I'm not sure what they expect to get out of this silly PR stunt.

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