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Enter Bill Richardson
This is kind of cute:

One thing I like about it is that deadpan look Richardson gives the camera, right at the *wah-wah-wah* moment. My dad does something exactly like that.

There's a rich field of Democratic candidates in this primary, a good thing in a year when a generic Democrat is outpolling a generic Republican by at least ten digits (can't remember where I saw this, sorry), and any of them would be better than what we have now. I don't have a favorite yet, but for now I'm keeping an eye on Obama, Richardson, and Edwards. I wouldn't mind it at all if Al Gore were to jump back in either. I've never called myself a fan of Hillary, but I wouldn't even mind seeing her win it.


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florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: May 22nd, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good question: how would he know, unless he's nominated himself? I don't know why he'd pad his resumé with that if it weren't true, given that he's already highly qualified by virtue of having the best combination of foreign-policy and executive experience. Maybe it was thrown in there as a joke? That doesn't make much sense either. I really don't know.
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florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: May 22nd, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did a bit of digging and found a news item about Richardson's third Nobel Prize nomination. It seems the nomination process is pretty wide-open. Here's a story from the LA Times:
"Who Doesn't Have a Nobel Prize Nomination?"

According to Nobel Prize nominating rules, any "professor of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology" and any judge or national legislator in any country, among others, can nominate anyone for a Nobel Peace Prize. Past nominees include Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Benito Mussolini and Fidel Castro.
Again, I think the nomination is icing on the cake.
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