On Friday Jonathan Chait wrote, “Most everybody seems to think it’s absurd to award the Nobel Prize to President Obama. I suppose I could even see how you could get outraged over it. What’s amazing to me is that conservatives are outraged at President Obama. Read the Corner. It’s insane. They seem to think Obama chose himself for the award.” I don’t think anyone here did, in fact, blame Obama for the award. So let me be the first. Of course I blame Obama for being the kind of figure that delights the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.