A Norwegian politician, Jan Simonsen, has announced that he has nominated Bob Geldof for the Nobel Peace Prize, because of "Geldof's long time work to bring attention to the problem of the poorest countries of the world". He also said that he "for years have meant that a representative person from the rock music community should receive the award, to show the rock musics transcending character". Story (in Norwegian) The backside: The politician in question is one of the most controversial in Norway, has been excluded from the right wing party Fremskrittspartiet, and earlier nominated George W. Bush for the same prize after the invasion of Iraq, of course takes a bit of the joy away. Another issue is that the Nobel Peace Prize comity has always tried to keep all nominations secret, and urged the nominees to do the same, to avoid people exploiting a nomination (more than hundred are nominated each year), but it's election year in Norway and I guess Simonsen needs all the PR he can for his new party which basically consists of rejects from other religious right parties. Still some good may come from this: But since the comity failed to give Geldof the price after Live Aid back in '85 they now has gotten a very good chance to redeem themselves.