There’s a part of me that feels as though winning a Nobel Prize must really suck. It doesn’t even matter what your prize is in, it’s become about as prestigious as receiving an email stating that you’ve won millions in some foreign lottery. Seriously, how prestigious could such a prize be if it’s winners include people like Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat, Al Gore, Barack Obama and the hilarious Paul Krugman, who is clearly the first (and only) recipient of the Nobel Prize for Comedy?
The esteemed Professor Krugman embarrassed himself last year when he contradicted his very own textbook by stating that extending unemployment benefits will actually help an economy, a complete contradiction of his own text, not to mention common sense. I’m certainly not suggesting that Former Senator Jim Bunning, never known for being much of a policy wonk (or much of anything, beyond a guy who could throw a baseball better than the average human being) has ever been been beyond reproach, but there are many who would suggest that Paul Krugman is an actual economist, despite the evidence that he’s merely a partisan shill working for The Democratic Party house organ, The New York Times.
After that embarrassing episode, the shameless Dr. Krugman more recently burnished his economic credentials by carrying the water for pundit policy expert sane individual crackpot Markos “Kos” Moulitsas of the embarrassment otherwise known as DailyKos, a blog that does an excellent job of exposing the mindset of the nutjob left, the kook extremists who think Lenin didn’t go far enough.