Conservative Group Withdraws Limbaugh's Nobel Nomination
Lack of pepperoni is key to the decision
Special to The WitList
2 February 2007
LEESBURG, VA -- Landmark Legal Foundation has withdrawn its nomination of Rush Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, just one day after nominating the portly talk radio host for the honor.
“It was all just an unfortunate misunderstanding,” says Mark R. Levin, president of the ultra-conservative public interest law firm. Levin declined to elaborate on the nature of the misunderstanding, but admits the foundation was asked by Limbaugh to both offer the nomination and then rescind it. The self-described 'Head Ditto-head' serves as an unpaid member of Landmark's board.
Sources inside the foundation say the Titanic-sized talker believed he was being nominated for the Nobel Pizza Prize, which comes with a cash award of $100 Norwegian Kroner (approximately US$16) and a year's free supply of Domino's. When Limbaugh realized he was being nominated for his efforts to promote peace, understanding, and fraternity between nations, the porcine provocateur declined the honor, calling it “something communists like Al Gore would probably get behind.”
Limbaugh continues to be in the running for several other prestigious awards, including High Times Magazine's Man of the Year, for his continuing work to popularize the use of Oxycontin among our nation's mobile home population.