One of the first stories to hit me is that Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Oh come on! The man won a historic election in the USA, fair enough, and he has started out on a pretty radical plan of action, fair enough. But what he has not done, in any demonstrable way, is actually achieve any significant improvement in world peace.
That may come, but it is not here yet. The man may be in office for eight years, if they're chucking Nobel Prizes at him less than a year in what will thy do if he actually delivers, canonize him?