Thursday, November 15, 2007

Another Nobel Prize Nominating Dimwit

This sort of thing just begs to be mocked:

Bill Richardson Racks Up Fifth Nobel Prize Nomination Thursday, November 15, 2007 WASHINGTON — Democrat Bill Richardson often touts his four Nobel Peace Prize nominations on the presidential campaign trail. Now he has a fifth. Democratic Rep. Bart Gordon of Tennessee said he has sent a nomination packet to the Nobel Committee in honor of Richardson's diplomatic efforts with countries like Sudan and North Korea. "He's well deserving," said Gordon, who got to know Richardson when they served in Congress together. "It's just a continuation of his willingness to continue to go around the world, whether it's a matter of hostages or other tense situations, and work with all parties.
See, the problem is the Tennessee touter can't really make a nomination. Here's the short list of folks who can:

1. Members of national assemblies and governments of states;
2. Members of international courts;
3. University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes;
4. Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
5. Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
6. Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1) and
7. Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

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