In this case, 100 percent of success is just showing up:
The Nobel Committee has officially gone off the rails in its quest for new adventures in smug Leftie nonsense. Even The One’s most delusional acolytes are going to have a hard time defending this with a straight face.
UPDATE: Mickey Kaus offers the best advice Obama will receive this month. No chance in the world The Messiah’s ego would listen, though.
UPDATE UPDATE: Jonah nails it:
The only thing that really bothers me is that this comes just days after the Obama administration turned a blind eye to the Dalai Lama and told the world that it’s at least considering a separate peace with the Taliban. That’s grotesque. Meanwhile, there are real peace activists and dissidents out there whose dungeons will stay just as cold and dark for another year because of this. Indeed, this news comes during a year when the Iranian people rose up against tyranny and were crushed. Surely someone in Iran — or maybe the Iranian protestors generally — could have benefitted more from receiving the prize than a president who, so far, has done virtually nothing concrete for world peace.
If by some chance, Obama is wise enough to heed Kaus’s advice, Roger L. Simon suggests the logical runner-up.
(H/T: Glenn Reynolds, who has lots more links on the subject.)
Update: John Podhoretz dubs President Obama “The Michael Moore of Oslo.”
Update: “The general backlash is going to be fun, but the best part is: You know who’s got to be choking on his own bile right now? Jimmy Carter.”
Update: Girl, you know it’s true.