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On comparing conservative reactions to Nobel Peace Prize Winners

We’ve seen the wingnut-o-sphere get completely unhinged at Al Gore being rewarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Examples of that include what’s been left in my comment section, as well as Pat Buchanan getting so frothy, he denounced the Nobel Committee as being “Swedish socialists”, which is kind of hard for it to be, since the reward committee is based out of Norway. Apparently, the base root of the criticism once you cut through its rabid frothiness, is that somehow the Nobel Committee either politicized the award on giving it to Gore, or somehow “cheapened” its worth, or that Gore’s personality means he didn’t deserve to get the honour.

That said, […]

On the Environment

– Remember when former US Vice-President and now noted environmentalist Al Gore called the Conservative climate change plan “a complete and utter fraud.. designed to mislead the Canadian public” and Environment Minister John Baird had a public meltdown? For that reason, I somehow doubt Baird will be sending Al Gore a congratulatory note for him co-winning the Nobel Peace Prize:

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and […]

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