RUSH: Now, here’s what I found at my RSS reader. It’s a PR Newswire. Landmark Legal Foundation — I can’t believe this ? (Laughing) ?Landmark Legal Foundation today nominated nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Limbaugh, whose daily radio show is heard by more than 20 million people on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world, was nominated for the prestigious award for his ?nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world,? said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.? (Laughing.) I know it’s a solemn occasion — I just — because today, you know, Gore got nominated today. It’s all over the place. He got nominated for his stupid movie for the Nobel Peace Prize. I don’t know, I just — I just — all right. (Laughing.) It’s a solemn occasion. Yes.
??Rush Limbaugh is the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today,? explained Levin. ?Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal
application of the rule of law — and it is fitting that the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.? The Nobel Peace Prize, which is given by a committee of the Norwegian Storting (the Norwegian Parliament), was created by inventor Alfred Nobel in his will in 1896 to be given to the individual or organization who ?shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding of peace congresses.? The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 to Henry Dunant and Frederic Passy. Should Limbaugh become the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace, he will receive the Nobel Peace Prize medal and a cash award of $10 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately $1.6 million). The prize would be presented at a ceremony in the Oslo City Hall presided over by King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway on December 10, 2007, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. As the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace, Limbaugh would deliver the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture at that ceremony.?
So it’s true. I have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, I don’t know if they have to accept this. I have no clue how this works, but there’s also a letter to the head honcho of the Norwegian Nobel Institute explaining the nomination. I guess they don’t have to accept the nomination, now that I read this, scan this. Well, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, I, your host, your Doctor of Democracy, your guiding light, have been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize by the Landmark Legal Foundation.