Friday, October 09, 2009

My Letter To Nobel Prize Committee

The email below was sent this morning. There is nothing else to say that I didn't say to the Nobel Prize Committee.

From: Rick Boyne
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 10:27 AM
To: ''
Subject: 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Please forward to the appropriate committee members:

Dear 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Committee: Thorbjørn Jagland, Geir Lundestad, Kaci Kullmann Five, Sissel Rønbeck, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, Ågot Valle
I am shocked and outraged at your selection of US President Barak Obama as the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination deadline was a mere two weeks after this man assumed the office of President. What on earth could he have done in those two weeks to merit receiving this prestigious award?

This year’s prize is a slap in the face to all previous award recipients who deserved the award. It diminishes the award’s value and meaning. It is an insult to brokers of peace who truly have earned this award.

Perhaps if you had awarded Mr. Obama after he had proved himself, you could have preserved the integrity of your award. But, alas, you have corrupted its meaning, value, and future desirability and have turned it into something akin to a teen-aged popularity contest.


Rick Boyne
Wagoner, OK, 74467

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