President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.That finally answers the question of what you get the man who already has everything.
In a stunning surprise, the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo that it has awarded the annual prize to the president “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” The award cited in particular Mr. Obama’s effort to reduce the world’s nuclear arsenal.
While this is clearly a repudiation of Bush's eight years, it's also Exhibit A in the case for increased rewards from diminished expectations: the President doesn't drop trou and poop on the planet, and gets an award. That's like rewarding a thug for not committing murder.
I guess the Nobel Committee channeled my late great-uncle: that was for nothing, wait 'til you do something...