Wonders never cease! And color me flabbergasted. Last night I heard some news report that Mother Sheehan claimed she was a peace prize finalist. I doubted even the Nobel Committee was lame enough to give it to her but it just flat out never occured to me they wouldn't give it to someone whose major claim to fame wasn't pandering to murderers while vilifying Bush and the US.
Well, it seems they may have gone some distance toward getting their act together and recognizing and rewarding someone who actually has done something to try and relieve misery in this world. And the winner is... Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank!
Microloans to try and help people dig their way out of poverty. Whoodathunkit.
Tip o' the ol' hat to Instapundit.
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