Thursday, January 08, 2009

Conyers Announces "Noble Peace Prize" Winner

Fosco noted yesterday that Sanjay Gupta could be a dickish choice for Surgeon General. Today, US Representative John Conyers (D-MI) agrees. Unfortunately, Conyers's letter to that effect wasn't exactly proofread, as you can see here:

Please join me in signing a letter to President-Elect Barack Obama that Dr. Sunjay [sic] Gupta not be nominated for the post of Surgeon General.

I join in opposition with respected Noble [sic] Peace [sic] Prize award wining [sic] economist Paul Krugman, who has very serious concerns with having Dr. Gupta be the nation's Surgeon General.
For those of you who are counting, that's four errors/typos in two sentences. Well-played, Conyers.

While it's funny that the letter misspelled Gupta's first name, Fosco much prefers the clusterfuck of errors around Paul Krugman's recent award. For one thing, the Conyers letter seems to be suggesting that Krugman has been fermenting his prize and bottling it in order to produce a delicious libation that has been enjoyed for millions of years. Even more interesting is that Krugman's Nobel Prize for Economics has been morphed into the (more? less?) prestigious "Noble Peace Prize."

At this rate, it's only a matter of a few weeks until Paul Krugman wins an Oskar. And I have no doubt that his recent guest appearances on Rachel Maddow's show will garner him an Emme. Don't even ask him what he had to do to win his Pee Body.

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