Saturday, October 31, 2009
"Sorry, Wrong Nobel!"
Saturday, October 31, 2009 - I did this cartoon about a week and a half ago, and posted it to my website and a couple of other places at that time. When President Obama was originally awarded his "Nobel Prize for Nothing", I was as surprised and mystified as everyone else (Obama included). One can only assume that the Norwegian lefties on the committee awarded him the Prize simply for "not being George Bush", as many have said. That would certainly explain the Nobel Peace Prizes awarded during Bush's presidency to Jimmy Carter and, later, to Al Gore, Jr. (over the much more deserving, and now deceased, Irina Sendlerowa of Poland). When the Heene family "balloon boy" hoax happened, I thought it provided a perfect analogy to illustrate the foolishness of the award, which serves only to devalue the Nobel Peace Prize itself. - Jerry Breen firstname.lastname@example.org www.newbreen.com/caricatures.html