It's the headline of every news outlet in the country: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize!
Everybody together now: FOR WHAT?!? I suspect I now know the reason why CNN "fact-checked" that Saturday Night Live sketch with such earnestness.
I'm with the London Times:
Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent. It was clearly seen by the Norwegian Nobel committee as a way of expressing European gratitude for an end to the Bush Administration, approval for the election of America’s first black president and hope that Washington will honour its promise to re-engage with the world.Honestly, I didn't think the Nobel Peace Prize could get any more "preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning" than when it was given to Al Gore, but I was WRONG!
Instead, the prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning in its attempt to build up a man who has barely begun his period in office, let alone achieved any tangible outcome for peace.
UPDATE: Instapundit is staying on top of the snark.