A terrorist leader, a dullard, and a do-nothing have more in common than you might think. Especially now that the do-nothing has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, despite the fact that he has yet to accomplish anything at all.
My favorite part of this morning's announcement is who Reuters decided to go to in order to get a note of criticism over the award:
The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and opposes a peace treaty with Israel, said the award was premature at best.
"Obama has a long way to go still and lots of work to do before he can deserve a reward," said Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. "Obama only made promises and did not contribute any substance to world peace. And he has not done anything to ensure justice for the sake of Arab and Muslim causes."
Once again, the World's Most Irrelevant Award proves how worthless it truly is.
Update: Soccer Dad has some excellent thoughts. I was going to put on my speechwriter's hat and trow out a couple of versions of The Speech He Should've Given, but I got sidetracked with stuff like "Making sure my bills get paid by working." The shame we bloggers must endure...