Sometimes one must scratch his or her head when an award is given. We ask ourselves what criteria came into play for that decision? A more beguiling question: Why was the winner even nominated in the first place?
Since when does a check mark on the box labeled "Mediocrity" rate Nobel consideration? Does failure to live up to campaign promises merit a positive vote? Did reneging on those promises push him over the top?
Ah, but if comparisons to a predecessor counted, then I'd say that the fix was in place! This Editorial cartoonist hit the nail on the head!
Perhaps his attempts to blindside the Olympic Committee to appease his home town of Chicago and Oprah impressed the Nobel Prize panel. Any action that would prevent Oprah from whining would have to be considered a peaceful one. Who knows, the Chicagoans just might vote for him in his run for reelection in 2012!
Kudos to this cartoonist for being spot on!
This cartoonist might be onto something also!
Sharing a beer with an arrogant black professor and a white cop was surely an act of peaceful racial relations. Despite the fact that it was a civil disorder and our President had no business sticking his nose in the affair, the Nobel Prize panel viewed a "happy hour" on the White House lawn as an exemplary message of peace to the world.
The next cartoonist took a different approach by comparing the significance of President Obama's award to Nobel Prize winners in other fields.
Given this perspective, it is most gratifying to see that he is in the company of greatness!
The cartoonist of the previous cartoon also reveals just what value this year's Nobel Prize for Peace might have.
Obama said that the one million dollar cash prize will be donated to charity. Will it be to one based out of Chicago? Perhaps it will be earmarked for a charitable organization to fund a bid for another Summer Olympic Games.
In conclusion, it would be fitting if he was to return the Prize to the "Fruit Loops" who awarded it to him in the first place.