The committee in Oslo that gave Barack Obama his 2009 "Participation Trophy" is now surprised that it didn't give him the "boost" they had hoped.
Well, duh. Every kid past the age of seven understands the difference between a real trophy and a participation trophy. And now, everybody will understand that the Nobel Peace Prize is a complete farce, issued by the kind of kids in adults' bodies who have never learned that difference.
On the bright side, Obama was at least a better choice in 2009 than Yasser Arafat was in 1994, since at least he hadn't done anything yet. Probably the best match for Obama is Rigoberta Menchu (1992), whose autobiography, like Obama's, is a complete fraud. Another good match is Mikhail Gorbachev, who got credit for more or less the collapse of his country with the 1990 Nobel.
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