Nominations closed today for the Nobel Peace Prize, which is supposed to be awarded to a person who “shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” It seems to be that the 1970 recipient Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution — credited with saving a billion people from starvation — is a prime example of the type of person to whom the prize should be awarded.
In recent years, however, there’s been a trend toward both political correctness and trendiness. Remember that the International Atomic Energy Agency and Jimmy Carter were recent Nobel Laureates.
Now former Vice President Al Gore has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming. If he wins that and the Academy Award for his documentary based on his Power Point presentation, just think what his resume will look like. Who knows — he may run for president.