Sunday, March 18, 2007

Al Gore for President

Al Gore for President

Students of Right Sarcasm University will find the 1992 book by Mr. Gore, Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, an invaluable source of information on the environmental views and solutions held in esteem by the one time most powerful Veep in history.

Unfortunately, once you have read the book, you'll realize that the proceeding 8 years in the Clinton Administration, a time period when he re-invented government and took claim to inventing the Internet, were not a period of putting his words to work.

But once again Mr. Al Gore is at it again. This time, he has taken his climate change soap box global, complete with bashing the current administration on its environmental policies. Just like he did in 1992. In fact, he didn't even have to change the name of the administrations to bash, its all Bush, so that makes updating his shtick simple.

If only he'd had done something as Veep. That would make his position much more credible.

I respect his efforts, I wouldn't want to be misunderstood, but it all seems a little too political to me. I think he has found a good issue to exploit. With his film and book endeavors, along with his news channel, he is building quite an apparatus to become President, all the while positioning himself away from the scrutiny and criticism that most groups who do not hesitate to bash, heap upon right-wing politicians.

Once upon a time, I would of taken offense to his slyness. Today however, I am in awe, yet I side with Ralph Nader, who is not deceived by Gore, who said that there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats regarding environmental issues.

I'm no expert, but I read his first book, lived through the nineties, and am paying attention still. I haven't seen much action from Gore, but he sure does have his sermon down pat.


  1. Did you see "An Inconvenient Truth?"

    It was interesting... but I guess you have to take it with a grain of salt like fahrenheit 911 or fahrenhype 911.

  2. Jennifer,

    Thank you for your question.

    The simple answer is no, I have not seen his movie.

    With that being the said, I don't comment on it as well, although I have read reports about what is included in the movie--Kathleen Harris, the 2000 election, and so I don't feel any sense of urgency to view the movie--environmental issues can stand on their own without these unrelated factors of Al Gore's loss of the presidency.

    One should not assume I am against environmentally responsible measures because of my decision to not view this movie, I became tuned into this subject from my reading of R. Buckminster Fuller, who was an environmentalist before environmentalism became a for or against issue, or an Al Gore issue for that matter.

    It's all becoming too political and religious for its own good.

    Businesses and entrepenuers are taking such an active role, and Al Gore to his credit has aided that along, that I believe there is time for sound evolutionary measures, not alarmist/political enslaving hysteria.

    I also don't blame Bush for many evils that had been worked into out capitalist society long before he took office. . .if only Al and Mr. Clinton had done something when they had the chance. . .but now they have done credible harm to the movement. Perhaps its remorse that is driving Al today? What do you think?