Magazine November 2, 2009, Issue

‘Hey! Inger Marie!’

Part of the podium at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo, Norway, December 10, 2001 (Jerry Lampen/Reuters)

To: thorbjørn.jagland@nobelprizecommittee.no
From: inger-marie.ytterhorn@nobelprizecommittee.no
Subj: Fw: Hey! Inger Marie! Thought I’d put a little bug in your ear . . .
Date: 14 februar 2009

Dear Thorbjørn:
Yust got dis odd e-mail vrom Amerika. Vat dinkst du?

>>>>>>>>>Begin forwarded  message:

To: inger-marie.ytterhorn@nobelprizecommittee.no
From: bobama@illinois.acorn.org
Subj: Hey! Inger Marie! Thought I’d put a little bug in your ear . . .

It’s only been a couple of weeks since I took office, and I know that deadlines for nominations are coming up, and I’m wondering what the procedure is for nominating myself? My understanding from Jimmy Carter is that you can and should nominate yourself yearly, just to be thorough, but

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