How to Win the Nobel Peace Prize In 12 Days

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    Editor's Note: Although President Obama had only been in office for 12 days before the nominations for this year's Nobel Peace prize closed the entire process actually takes a full year. According to the official Nobel Prize Web site invitation letters are sent out in September. Every year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee sends out thousands of letters inviting a qualified and select number of people to submit their nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The deadline to submit nominations is February 1. -- Two hundred five names were submitted for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, 33 of which are organizations. A short list of nominees is prepared in February and March. The short list is subject to adviser review from March until August. At the beginning of October, the Nobel Committee chooses the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates through a majority vote. The decision is final and without appeal. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are then announced."

    Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. Over the last decade the only requirement to win the prize was that the nominee had to be critical of George W. Bush (see Al Gore, Mohamed El Baradei and Jimmy Carter).

    President Obama has broken new ground here. Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. The president took office only 12 days earlier on January 20.







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    The Nobel Peace Prize has been meaningless for years.
     
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    Its going to be hilarious watching the news media sploog their pants for the next few days.

    Chris Matthews must be pitching tent city.
     
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    the ossiah is now speaking,, to the world, he will be ever so humble. :clap2:
     
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    so the prize is now awarded as "a momentum toward a set of actions." "So I will accept this prize." we never thought you wouldn't obamalama.
     
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    I still want to know who nominated him.
     

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