Sunday, October 11, 2009

What a Great Day to be a Sane Person ... Thanks Nobel Committee!

Posted by Joshua Holland, AlterNet at 10:00 AM on October 9, 2009.

The prize itself is a minor point.
Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer with AlterNet.

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When I glanced at my newsreader this AM, I had a thought no doubt shared by many: what a great day to read right-wing blogs!

As Addie noted below, the wing-nuts haven't disappointed in serving up a steaming helping of crazy (the Taliban are none too happy about Obama's win either).

But, wait! Even some liberals are wringing their hands over this unexpected win for the president, given that he's embroiled in two Bushian occupations at present. Doesn't this just feed into the right's narrative about Obama being all flash and no substance? Worse yet, doesn't it call the Nobel Prize's objectivity into question?

To which, I have two words: Henry Kissinger. Haven't taken the prize seriously since he won it, and wasn't putting much weight on it now. They obviously gave Obama the prize for A) beating McCain and sending the neocons back to stew at the American Enterprise Institute for at least a few years, B) his Cairo speech and C) not being George Bush. Which is all worthy of an award of some sort, whatever the new administration's faults.

More to the point, this may bring about Peak Wing-nut*, unleashing a massive torrent of incredibly batty commentary for those of us living in the real world to mine and enjoy for days and weeks to come.

So, sit back, relax, and watch the heads explode.

Adding: this is what I mean -- here's Bill Kristol arguing that McCain should have won it for being such a tireless supporter of the Iraq war. That's comedy gold.

Also, the Freepers! Oh, what a day!

*Their joke.


Tagged as: obama, wing-nuts, nobel prize, comedy gold.

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