I have no response to this story except paroxysms of laughter. I'd like to have a killer quote for you, but some things are beyond satire.
My guess is that the transparent absurdity hurts Obama politically in the short run. If he were actually to do something wildly unprecedented, like get the Arabs and Israelis to love each other, then this will either be forgotten or viewed as prescient. But since this won't happen, the Nobel will only solidify in the public mind his image as the affirmative action president.