In a bizarre plot twist, Reuters reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Despite the immense political controversy and violence that we’ve seen in Russia and now the complications involving Ukraine, Putin is in a position to possibly join the ranks of peace advocates such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela.
No, we don’t understand it either.
While we wait to see which of the 278 candidates actually win the prize, we checked out what Twitter had to say on the matter.
Some people can predict the future.
— Peter Sunde (@brokep) March 4, 2014
We’ll go ahead and add this one to the list.
Putin’s been nominated for a Nobel peace prize. Well, there’s another institution’s worth reduced to nil. — Chardonnay la Fista (@rajeshhadapoo) March 5, 2014
What a perfect comparison.
We wish this was a joke.
Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. There isn’t a punchline, he really has!
— John DC Gow (@JohnDCGow) March 5, 2014
Can’t Leo win anything??
— Giovanna D’Arco (@GiovaDArco) March 5, 2014
It seems Putin’s list of talents is growing.
So Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. Maybe a posthumous award for Saddam or Bin Laden? — Steve (@stepholiver101) March 5, 2014
Let’s not forget to congratulate him on the nomination.
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 5, 2014
— Darch Ibald (@Darch) March 5, 2014
And then some are just speechless.
Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. Trying to think of something witty to say but this one is beyond me.
— Frederick Dowd (@FredDowd) March 5, 2014
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