Limbaugh Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

February 1st, 2007 4:19 PM

I am posting this as the mainstream media hasn't picked it up.

While not being able to keep up with all of his many accomplishments over the years, I do speak from personal experience when I say Rush Limbaugh's 1992 Best Seller The Way Things Ought To Be may have done more to carry discussion of conservative ideas and the concept of political freedom into elements of American popular culture where it was never thought much about before.

So it's good to see Mr. Limbaugh finally nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize:

LEESBURG, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landmark Legal Foundation today nominated nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Limbaugh, whose daily radio show is heard by more than 20 million
people on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the
world, was nominated for the prestigious award for his "nearly two decades
of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all
humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin.
These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout
the world," said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.

Unfortunately, this might not bode well for his career. In 1988 the Nobel Peace Prize went to the United Nations Peace Keepers, who went on to distinguish themselves as sex traffickers and under-aged skin traders of world renown.

As if those shoes aren't hard enough to fill, there's always the 1994 winner, terrorist Yasser Arafat - one of the few individuals to often meet privately with then President Bill Clinton without fear of staining his dress.

And who could forget 2001 winner Kofi Annan, or 2002's Jimmy Carter, both somehow allegedly long on being noble, questionable on anti-semitism, and extremely short on actually bringing peace to anywhere, certainly not Rwanda or Iran and the Middle-East, respectively.

With some thought, perhaps the real question is, were the honorable Mr. Limbaugh to ultimately win the prize, is it one he should even accept?

Though were he to put it on E-Bay, I suppose a fellow named Clinton could be counted on to run up the bids.

Oh, some guy named Al was nominated as well. Is he a plumber, or something?