And the Wiener is...

So I was wondering if Al Gore was planning on running for president at the last minute, and then I heard that he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. I’m not sure why, but I think I’d rather win the Nobel Prize than be president. For one thing, winning the Nobel Prize means you’ve really accomplished something, whereas becoming president might just mean you’re accomplished at lying to strangers. While that is an important skill, I’m not sure it should be publicly venerated. Also, people rarely look back on a Nobel Prize winner and think, “Why did that jerk win?” But revisionist history is often less kind to presidents.

Plus the cash prize is nice… (Yes, I am aware that being president could potentially get you a lot more money, but the stress of the job isn’t worth it.)

2 comments:

Jar said...

Actually, I am asking "why did that jerk win?" The dude is a hypocrite. He's got the nomination for his political pushes for global warming and ecology. And yet.... Check this out.

Anonymous said...

Hi. You don't know me but I know John T. from our grad program. Your blog has me giggling today, and I admit I've never read it before - but I'm waiting for a tow truck (within an hour my eye...) and I seem to be in possession of what I call pure screwing around time...
Thanks for being a good writer and giving me a laugh...Maybe now I won't kill the tow truck driver...
~Lindsey