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Kristol: Thank You, Nobel Committee, For Making My Job Easier

9:22 AM, Oct 9, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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There is no need to pick a parody for this week's issue of The Weekly Standard. As the boss notes, the news is more ridiculous than anything we could create. Also a suggestion for the Nobel Committee of an American who might have deserved the prize:

Instead, we'll do something we do occasionally, and publish a Not a Parody...

We could point out that peace hasn't broken out anywhere yet during President Obama's tenure, or that even his various peace efforts haven't yet begun to make much progress. We could note that, if the Norwegians wanted to give the Nobel Peace Prize to an American, it would have been been better to give it to Sen. John McCain for having the guts to push through the surge in Iraq, which has brought relative peace to that country. But that would be overkill. The choice is so self-evidently Not a Parody that no explanation is required or possible.