Friday, October 9, 2009

Where is Bill Clinton's Nobel Prize?

It's nowhere. He doesn't have one, which probably bugs him just a bit. I mean, come on, every other living former Democrat president has a Nobel. Attention whore Bill Clinton must be feeling somewhat passed over today. Even Clinton's VP, Al Gore, has a Nobel prize. Friend, Chicagoan and author Carol Felsenthal applied her wicked wit (and her special insight into Bill Clinton) to ponder this today in the wake of the puzzling news that Barack Obama just won a Nobel Peace Prize. She started her column today with this: When I checked my BlackBerry this morning while stumbling to the kitchen to make coffee, I saw the headline "Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize." My first thought was, "This must be a hoax." Full Column at Huffington Post... It was no hoax, but it is certainly a bad joke. After slugging down some coffe, Felsenthal reflected on the Obama Nobel and about Bill Clinton. She's something of an expert on Clinton, having written the brilliant book "Clinton in Exile." Not even as towering an ego as Bill Clinton expected to win it while a sitting president, as Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt had (but not even they came anywhere close to winning it before they had spent even a year in the White House). Even Yasser Arafat had to wait decades and mastermind hundreds of terrorist attacks before getting his own Nobel Peace Prize. President Obama who humiliated Clinton and his wife in the primaries, now stands on the Nobel stage not only with Jimmy Carter , who saw Obama's promise early, but also with Al Gore, who won his Nobel in 2007 and whose relations with Clinton have been frosty since 1998 when the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, and, especially, since Gore lost the 2000 election and blamed Clinton. Be sure to read the wicked comments on Felsenthal's column, and don't hesitate to leave one of your own. RELATED: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize--for what? - Marathon Pundit PS - The golden "Joke" Nobel graphic is from friend Warner Todd Huston, who wrote this to me on Twitter: "warnerthuston @ChiNewsBench try it again... hey steal my Obama Nobel image..." Alrighty then, it's been stolen. Er, borrowed. Thanks, Warner. Conservative Caps, Shirt and more! Leave a Comment - Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Visit us on Twitter!