Sunday, October 11, 2009
Amid the gasps and head-scratching, the last few days have been a barrage of Obama jokes about the Nobel Peace Prize that, amazingly, even Obama himself admitted was undeserved.
It's been great fun for people and terrific fodder for the late night hosts! Here's a sampling to enjoy.
Tweet: Humor Czar condemns Nobel Prize jokes.
Rush Limbaugh: I don’t believe this! He’s not only the first post-racial president; he’s also the first post-accomplishment.
Tweet: Just wait until Obama wins American Idol before the new season even starts!
Jay Leno: Ironically, his biggest accomplishment as president so far: winning the Nobel Peace Prize!
Tweet: Obama stripped of Nobel Prize for using Performance Enhancing Teleprompter.
Bill Maher: Conservatives say the award represents everything they stand against: black people, foreigners, and peace.
Tweet: I've read about the other nominees. So it looks like actually doing something knocks you out of the top spot.
Jay Leno: The Nobel committee said they wanted to recognize the president's fine work in bringing peace to a black professor and a white cop through the strategic use of beer.
Tweet: Why didn't Obama win the Nobel Prize for Literature? Answer: He actually wrote 2 books.
Conan O'Brien: The committee said they gave it to Obama partly for his idealism and commitment to global cooperation, but mostly for calling Kanye West a jackass.
Tweet: If you hear rumors of an Obama accomplishment, report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seth Meyers: In a surprise decision, President Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Friday. In other premature awards this week: high school football player Billy Reynolds has been named this year's Heisman Trophy winner; fifth grader Amber Collins has been named Miss America; and nine-year-old Dylan Holt has been named People's 'Sexiest Man Alive.
Conan O'Brien presented a list of the other awards Obama received on Friday:
Oscar for Best Cinematography 2009
Cy Young Award
International Air Guitar Championship
Winner, Ernest Hemingway Look-a-Like Contest
Best in Show, Westminster Dog Show
Blue Ribbon at the Texas State Fair for Best Corn Relish
World's Best Grandma
Tweet: Obama’s lesson to children: Success is 99 percent aspiration and 1 percent perspiration.