My first inclination was to just simply ignore this whole Al Gore/Nobel Peace Prize thing but, really, it is the very definition of an Egregious Offense. Historically, this particular category of the prizes has a checkered past, with past winners including Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat, and various United Nations agencies, individuals, and unindicted co-conspirators. But still, what a load of crap.
There are two tiny shimmers of silver lining that rim this dark cloud of stupidity: First, evidently Gore is not going to pursue any kind of domestic political advantage on the strength of this new public relations wave.
Secondly, I do like very much that Gore got to say to former President Jimmy Carter what most of America would like to say to him, "President Carter, please do not call me any more."