Freitag, Oktober 09, 2009

The Committee...

Who gave President Obama his Nobel Peace Prize?

Norwegians: the Prize itself is Swedish, but Norway and Sweden were one country back then, and it remains Norwegians.

Thorbjørn Jagland, Kaci Kullmann Five, Sissel Rønbeck, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, Ågot Valle.

Now, just who are these people?

The first is a politician from the Norwegian Labor Party, who also happens to be Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. He's got a bit of a checkered past, with a one-year (that's right ONE year) degree in economics. He was, at one point, Premier of Norway, but got into a lot of hot water with ... general silliness, it seems. He's also been a member of the Socialist International since 1999; decidedly left of center.

The second: a member of the Norwegian Conservatives, a member of the board of Statoil, the Norwegian State Oil Company: in other words, Big Oil.

The third: Norwegian Labor Party politician, she chaired the Worker's Youth League before Jagland: decidedly left of center.

The fourth: Norwegian politician in the Progress Party, which despite its name is fairly right wing. However, she doesn't hold office (her late husband did), although she had been elected to the Norwegian parliament. Mystery.

The fifth: politician for the Norwegian Socialist Left Party. Definitely left of center.

So, in sum: Barack Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize by a bunch of leftists, Big Oil and a mystery candidate.

Well, that explains a lot...

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