Friday, October 12, 2007

Congratulations Al Gore!

Ozone Man Strikes Back!

From The New Yorker Magazine, by David Remnick:

In the 1992 campaign against Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush mocked Gore as “ozone man” and claimed, “This guy is so far out in the environmental extreme we’ll be up to our necks in owls and outta work for every American.” In the 2000 campaign, George W. Bush cracked that Gore “likes electric cars. He just doesn’t like making electricity.” The younger Bush, a classic schoolyard bully with a contempt for intellect, demanded that Gore “explain what he meant by some of the things” in his 1992 book, “Earth in the Balance”—and then unashamedly admitted that he had never read it. A book that the President did eventually read and endorse is a pulp science-fiction novel: “State of Fear,” by Michael Crichton. Bush was so excited by the story, which pictures global warming as a hoax perpetrated by power-mad environmentalists, that he invited the author to the Oval Office. In “Rebel-in-Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush,” Fred Barnes, the Fox News commentator, reveals that the President and Crichton “talked for an hour and were in near-total agreement.” The visit, Barnes adds, “was not made public for fear of outraging environmentalists all the more.”

The article further goes on to say:

As President, Bush has made fantasy a guide to policy. He has scorned the Kyoto agreement on global warming (a pact that Gore helped broker as Vice-President); he has neutered the Environmental Protection Agency; he has failed to act decisively on America’s fuel-efficiency standards even as the European Union, Japan, and China have tightened theirs. He has filled his Administration with people like Philip A. Cooney, who, in 2001, left the American Petroleum Institute, the umbrella lobby for the oil industry, to become chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he repeatedly edited government documents so as to question the link between fuel emissions and climate change. In 2005, when Cooney left the White House (this time for a job with ExxonMobil), Dana Perino, a White House spokesperson, told the Times, “Phil Cooney did a great job.” A heckuva job, one might say.

Well, as of this morning, Al Gore, "Ozone Man", along with the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, won the Nobel Prize for Peace.

This comes after Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth" won an Academy Award!

Read more about it here.

This is more than vindication. This amounts to a world-wide endorsement of the man who should be President of The United States of America, and who, I believe, could be the next President in 2008.

I have been undecided about who I will support in the upcoming Primary, (other than the fact that I can assure you it won't be one of the Always Wrong Right!). But now I think I will throw in with the Draft Gore folks and hope for the best.

I sincerely hope that Al Gore will rethink his position and take the lead, for that is what we lack, a true leader. Pelosi and Reid are major disappointments, no, they are traitors to those of us who gave them a mandate to end the war and bring the Republi-con criminals to justice.

I would rather have John Gotti running the country than

anymore clowns like this!

As for those Dems who are currently running, well, no-one has really inspired me the way Al Gore has.

So Congratulations, Mr. President! Now go get what is rightfully yours and lead our country back to the real leadership role it enjoyed the last time you occupied the White House.


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