29 July 2009

Fields of onions

The Onion, commenting on Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska, writes that "Nothing can distract her laser focus from the ultimate prize: the Fields Medal.”

But Palin is 45, and the age limit for the Fields is 40. Perhaps she should aim for the Abel Prize instead?

(Note to the humor-impaired: this is not meant to disparage the Abel Prize.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

She should aim for constant bitch of america title, that is awarded once in usa history and only to one person.

jd2718 said...

If Palin were a mathematician and Leba were the island where she was exiling herself...

Abel was I, ere...

(horrible, sorry)

Joseph said...

Speaking as a Libertarian, I think we should definitely have a prize for politicians who resign.

Anonymous said...

But Palin is 45, and the age limit for the Fields is 40. Perhaps she should aim for the Abel Prize instead?

I thought that was kind of the joke (that she was quitting her job to seek a prize she didn't realize she could never obtain).