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Gore a Shoo-in for Nobel?

By on 10.8.07 | 3:14PM

The pundits are nearly unanimous in their predictions that Al Gore will win the Nobel Peace Prize Oct 12. This means Mr Gore will have won an Academy Award, published a NYT bestseller and won the "Peace" Prize within a year. The same pundits are betting the convergence of these wonders will force Mr Gore to toss his tinfoil hat in the ring. Now may be the time to remember that not all Nobel peace prize winners made great leaders (Carter, Arafat), that bestselling authors may moonlight as genocidal dictators, and that even a schlub like Michael Moore can win a pair of Oscars. Still, it would be great fun to watch Al go up against Hillary.

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