Since everybody`s handing out awards, I`m going to invent the A.J. Liebling Award — named in memory of the journalist
who boasted "I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better"
— and give it to Mickey Kaus who posted this on Friday at 2:48 AM (Pacific Time):
What Obama Should Do With His Nobel Peace Prize
Posted Friday, October 09, 2009 2:42 AM | By Mickey KausTurn it down! Politely decline. Say he`s honored but he hasn`t had the time yet to accomplish what he wants to accomplish. Result: He gets at least the same amount of glory—and helps solve his narcissism problem and his Fred Armisen (`What`s he done?`) problem, demonstrating that he`s uncomfortable with his reputation as a man overcelebrated for his potential long before he`s started to realize it. ... Plus he doesn`t have to waste time, during a fairly crucial period, working on yet another grand speech. ... And the downside is ... what? That the Nobel Committee feels dissed? ... P.S.: It`s not as if Congress is going to think, well, he`s won the Nobel Peace Prize so let`s pass health care reform. But the possibility for a Nobel backlash seems non-farfetched. ... 2:48 A.M.