And looking at some of the competition, if she doesn’t win, then it’s time to bury this dumb, sad, annual ritual.
Twenty four years after Lech Walesa won it, 97 year-old Irena Sendlerowa – who is famous in Poland for protecting many, many Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of WW II - is on the long list of candidates this year for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The decision has been made today as to who the winner is, though the annoucment will be made Friday.
I don’t know whether this is just the Polish press bigging the story up, but Irena is one of the favourites this year.
So, who are her main rivals?
Well, one of the top tips is Al Gore. Remember him when he was the very dull candidate for President of the United States?
Since then he has gone from ‘Boring Al’ to ‘Extremely Interesting Al’ by way of a power point presentation he cooked up on his lap top, no doubt, about how we are all doomed unless we cut down our ‘carbon foot print’ and start knitting our own jumpers from rape seed and hemp.
But does he deserve a peace prize? Isn’t the Oscar he won more appropriate?
Another name on the list is …Bono.
Bono has been entered, one presumes, for his contribution to….world….um….use of wearing dark glasses in the evening? Or, maybe for wearing sun glasses at press conferences to push his latest/record/’I represent Africans’, pose?
So which one would you chose for a peace prize? Someone who had protected Jewish kids even under the penalty of death if found out by the Nazis? Or Al Gore or Bono?
It’s a no brainer.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Posted by beatroot at 10/09/2007