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Run, Al, Run: If Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize, will he run for president?
Slate ^ | September 24, 2007 | Christopher Hitchens

Posted on 09/24/2007 6:59:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I am occasionally asked why it is that so many Europeans display reflexive anti-Americanism, and I force myself to choose from a salad of possible answers. One of these is the resentment that I can remember feeling myself when I lived in England in the 1970s: the sheer brute fact that American voters who knew nothing about Europe (and cared less) could pick a president who had more clout than any of our elected prime ministers could exert. America could change our economic climate by means of the Federal Reserve, could use bases in Britain to forward its policies in Asia or the Middle East, and all the rest of it. Americans could also choose a complete crook like Richard Nixon, or a complete moron like Jimmy Carter, and we still had to watch our local politicians genuflect to the so-called Atlantic alliance.

Nowadays, this bothers me slightly less than it used to do. (George Bush at his worst is preferable to Gerhard Schröder or Jacques Chirac—politicians who put their own countries in pawn to Putin and the Chinese and the Saudis.) But I can still feel the old pang gnawing away. And I can still sense the European instinct for revenge or, to phrase it another way, for the chance to influence U.S. politics in return. One of the ways in which this influence can be exerted is the award of the Nobel Peace Prize. (And not just the peace prize, either; the so-called "prize" for literature has been awarded quite openly to figures who earned their reputations as enemies of the American imperium, just as the laurels bestowed on Jimmy Carter were accompanied by explicit remarks from Scandinavia to the effect that this might put a spoke in Bush's wheel.)

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As wrong as Hitchens is here, I hope that Gore is delusional enough to throw a monkey wrench into the democratic primaries by running.
1 posted on 09/24/2007 6:59:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Friggin Libtard envirowacko. Butt buddies with Keith Olbermoann and Chrissy Matthews.


2 posted on 09/24/2007 7:00:42 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Algore runs for President, you know he will stop flying on those private jets. Private aircraft and being in the Clintons’ way are a deadly combination.


3 posted on 09/24/2007 7:02:48 PM PDT by gridlock (C'mon people now / Smile on your Brother / Everybody get together / Try to love one anoth-kaBOOM!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ping!

I know that this is not from DUmmieland, but it should be amusing.


4 posted on 09/24/2007 7:04:03 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al, I am your biggest supporter.......


5 posted on 09/24/2007 7:05:02 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The Flyin' Imams Since 11/20/06)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For all of the hyperbole showered on America for a "loss of respect and/or standing" in "World opinion" (whatever that is) the thing that the keepers of the Noble flame never understood that that thing which they were given to administer, they presently came to believe that they owned. - A universal failing of mankind, to be sure.

In other words, they do not see that they have made themselves an object of contempt to most of America, and cheapened themselves and the concept of the Nobel prize by adwarding it to terrorists and outright morons.

A spoke indeed, but it is a poor weapon that does not point both ways.

6 posted on 09/24/2007 7:08:00 PM PDT by bill1952 (The 10 most important words for change: "If it is to be, it is up to me")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A brief and amusing read on this topic:

"Draft Gore" petition not getting enough signatures, climate change to blame
7 posted on 09/24/2007 7:10:08 PM PDT by WrightOnTarget
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To: WrightOnTarget

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!! That PICTURE of him is SCARY!!!!


8 posted on 09/24/2007 7:11:46 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize, will he run for president?

The beast is hoping he doesn't. But should Gore run he'd find himself a cozy rock to lean on in Ft. Marcy Park.


9 posted on 09/24/2007 7:13:44 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why would the idiot even be eligable for the Nobel Peace Prize? Did Joe Isuzu win it? And what about BIG Bob, shoulden't he get a piece?
10 posted on 09/24/2007 7:13:51 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read the whole thing. Thanks to Hitch and dictionary.com, I now know what the word “etiolated” means.

It would be a dandy thing if Prince Albert of Gore runs but I personally believe he has come to terms with the fact that he will never be Caesar. Furthermore, he is far too comfortable being the revered Pontifex Maximus of the Green Order. Only he knows what Hillary has on him from the “no controlling legal authority” days. A nasty primary mudslinging scrap would knock him of his celestial perch and make him a dirty old politician again.


11 posted on 09/24/2007 7:14:39 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, God. Please, oh please, oh please, oh pleeeeeeeease let Algore win the No-Bell Peace Prize and run for President.


12 posted on 09/24/2007 7:17:17 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, God. Please, oh please, oh please, oh pleeeeeeeease let Algore win the No-Bell Peace Prize and run for President.


13 posted on 09/24/2007 7:17:24 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: sinanju

But could he have some crap on her ?


14 posted on 09/24/2007 7:18:41 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does global warming (even if it did really exist) have to do with “peace”? If Gore gets this it will settle all debate that the prize is really the Nobel Liberal Prize for the person who was most public in pushing the liberal agenda.


15 posted on 09/24/2007 7:20:36 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Algore wins the Nobel Prize, it will solidify the Prize as nothing more than toilet-paper (which it already is, and is equivalent to the value of Hollywood-awarded trophies to Bush-Bashers).


16 posted on 09/24/2007 7:45:01 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: Texas Eagle

I agree that Gore should run. If that happens, the Democrats won’t choose a nominee before their convention, since they’ll be almost equally divided among Gore, Clinton, and Obama. The delegates will argue, during the convention, and many of them will vote for the Green Party candidate, helping the Republican.


17 posted on 09/24/2007 7:47:29 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Brad's Gramma
Where is the "barfing Gore" picture?

It is my fave.

18 posted on 09/24/2007 7:49:29 PM PDT by lormand (Anti Iraq War Freepers are moveon/DUmmie trolls on purpose, or by proxy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, Hillary would be a bust if nominated, Obama doesn’t have the gravitas, and Edwards is way behind. I’d say the Democrats are in trouble — enough trouble to welcome Gore into the race, tho’ it’s probably too late now.


19 posted on 09/24/2007 7:53:45 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: gridlock

Most of the ‘unlucky’ ones were flying in smaller planes.


20 posted on 09/24/2007 7:54:57 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m all for it if he runs as the Green party candidate...


21 posted on 09/24/2007 7:59:03 PM PDT by DB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh.....no.


22 posted on 09/24/2007 8:31:02 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sick of the Norweigans interference in out elections. Last time out they gave the NPP to Carter. I think we should retaliate by raising a few million dollars and runnning ads in their papers for the Conservative in the next Norweigan election.
23 posted on 09/24/2007 9:24:28 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sick of the Norweigans interference in out elections. Last time out they gave the NPP to Carter. I think we should retaliate by raising a few million dollars and runnning ads in their papers for the Conservative in the next Norweigan election.
24 posted on 09/24/2007 9:24:41 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sick of the Norweigans interference in out elections. Last time out they gave the NPP to Carter. I think we should retaliate by raising a few million dollars and runnning ads in their papers for the Conservative in the next Norweigan election.
25 posted on 09/24/2007 9:24:42 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Other recent Nobel Peace Prize Winners:
2002 - Jimmy Carter
2001 - Kofi Annan
1994 - Yasser Arafat


26 posted on 09/24/2007 9:26:00 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: expatpat

After 8 years of W bustin the dim cheat machine. algore couldn’t get 25%! Even the dumbass dims gotta be able to see his as a waste of O2.


27 posted on 09/24/2007 9:42:54 PM PDT by dusttoyou (FredHead from the git go)
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To: potlatch

30% OFF SALE TODAY ONLY!






28 posted on 09/24/2007 11:24:35 PM PDT by devolve (---- -The_Fool_On_The_Hill_Is_No_Mountain_Climber-)
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To: gridlock

I bet ten bucks that ole Hill would absolutely blow a gasket if AlBore got in the race. Ash trays, lamps, toliet lids, pots and pans, knives and forks would be flying thru the air and anybody that got in the way out just be &hit outta luck.


29 posted on 09/24/2007 11:28:36 PM PDT by biff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was writing about this scenario on another thread over the weekend.... not that I think Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize for reckless bloviating about global warming is a reasonable thing..... but the Nobel committee in recent years has selected Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, the IAEA clown, and ARAFART for heaven’s sake, so choosing Gore would be easy for them.

When/if Gore is the new Nobel Peace Prize winner (we’ll know on Oct. 12), then he will receive more glowing PR than he’s ever had in his life. Many Democrats who are queasy about the Hillary-Obama-Edwards choice may be very open to a “draft Gore” campaign, and he will be more than willing if he thinks he has a serious shot.

It’s all a very plausible scenario now, however unlikely it may have seemed a year or two ago.

The one thing I would LOVE about this scenario is the thought of Shrillery raging and throwing things as she sees her frontrunner status crumble..... and it would be fun to see the Witch trying desperately to stop a Gore movement.


30 posted on 09/25/2007 3:04:53 AM PDT by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "bleat, cheat, retreat & defeat, we suck on liberal teat")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope he runs. It’ll be fun to see the jowly blowhard go up against Ms. Cankle.


31 posted on 09/25/2007 3:08:15 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: bill1952
For all of the hyperbole showered on America for a "loss of respect and/or standing" in "World opinion" (whatever that is)

Good point. There is, of course, no political community known as "the world", and for most inhabitants of Planet Earth, expressing their opinion about anything, ever, can only cause trouble or worse.

32 posted on 09/25/2007 3:09:17 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Trails of troubles, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.'s just a pretty fairy tale.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s inability to develop traction certainly makes it easier for Gore to get back in.


33 posted on 09/25/2007 3:48:59 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: Beowulf

bttt


34 posted on 09/25/2007 3:56:16 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: devolve

Very nice devolve. I like the smoke rising from his head, lol.


35 posted on 09/25/2007 1:05:56 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would love to see two Tennesseans running against each other. Thompson would make a bigger fool out of Gore than he already is. Gore couldn’t carry his own district or state in 2000.


36 posted on 09/25/2007 1:11:03 PM PDT by moonman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it not a testament to the power of the media to form opinion that Al Gore might be considered a candidate for a Nobel Prize?

I tend to think that Al enjoys the status conferred by this preposterous reputation, and he must know that running for President would assuredly endanger its standing. My take, then, is that he’ll refrain from running.

Too bad: what entertainment his candidacy would provide!


37 posted on 09/25/2007 1:41:33 PM PDT by mj81
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To: potlatch

.

Al’s still smokin’ & snortin’


38 posted on 09/25/2007 2:00:40 PM PDT by devolve (---- -The_Fool_On_The_Hill_Is_No_Mountain_Climber-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"One of these is the resentment that I can remember feeling myself when I lived in England in the 1970s: the sheer brute fact that American voters who knew nothing about Europe (and cared less) could pick a president who had more clout than any of our elected prime ministers could exert. America could change our economic climate by means of the Federal Reserve, could use bases in Britain to forward its policies in Asia or the Middle East, and all the rest of it. Americans could also choose a complete crook like Richard Nixon, or a complete moron like Jimmy Carter, and we still had to watch our local politicians genuflect to the so-called Atlantic alliance."

Perhaps it was simply that we US voters have nicer looking teeth?

39 posted on 09/25/2007 2:03:59 PM PDT by avacado
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To: devolve

[snortin]
Do you think so? That would be a revelation if he were seen doing it.


40 posted on 09/25/2007 2:10:02 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

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Old habits on the left never die

His son has 5 arrests over recent years

algore is not lookin’ to healthy to me

But it will not matter - It was widely known algore was stokin’ while in the Senate and is accepted by the left as normal


41 posted on 09/25/2007 2:15:22 PM PDT by devolve (---- -The_Fool_On_The_Hill_Is_No_Mountain_Climber-)
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To: potlatch

three days out of every month Hitchens is a lively mind and on the other days he reverts....

sad


42 posted on 09/25/2007 2:18:30 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: devolve

[is accepted by the left as normal]

I guess no one would tell even if they watched him do it. I know his son has a bad record.


43 posted on 09/25/2007 2:18:58 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: biff
I bet ten bucks that ole Hill would absolutely blow a gasket if AlBore got in the race

Well, he is the only possible candidate who could stop her and I hope he would choose to run whether he gets the Nobel or not.

44 posted on 09/25/2007 2:20:34 PM PDT by harrowup (Gore will end the Hillbilly-Backpack sideshow by announcing in November 2007)
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To: devolve; KC Burke

Christopher Hitchens, I assume you are talking about? That is very sad.

Takes a lot of money to keep up that habit and when your mind isn’t right you can’t make the money!

Unless you write a psychedelic book......lol!


45 posted on 09/25/2007 2:25:04 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Liz; MurryMom
If Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize

I've heard Rush Limbaugh has been nominated.

From NobelPrize.org

What about the rumours circling around the world about certain people being nominated for the Nobel Prize this year?
Well, either it's just a rumour, or someone among the invited nominators has leaked information. Since the nominations are kept secret for 50 years, you'll have to wait until then to find out.

And -

Was Stalin ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?
Joseph Stalin, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922-1953), was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 and 1948 for his efforts to end World War II. Jane Addams was nominated 91 times between 1916 and 1931, when she was finally awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. By contrast Emily Green Balch, Fridtjof Nansen and Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Peace Prize the first year they were nominated.

46 posted on 09/27/2007 8:18:54 PM PDT by Libloather (That's just what I need - some two-bit, washed up, loser politician giving me weather forecasts...)
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To: Jack Black
I think we should retaliate by raising a few million dollars and runnning ads in their papers for the Conservative in the next Norwegian election.

Jack, you are 10 years too late. The last conservative in Norway was, shot, cooked, and eaten by Muslim immigrants last week. The Norwegian police got a tip and immediately apprehended the disaffected youths at table in a luxurious apartment paid for by Norsk Welfare, but immediately released them, pointing out that the now deceased and consumed conservative had been acting in a provocative manner that offended the sensibilities of those who believe in Shar'ia.

47 posted on 10/08/2007 3:57:20 PM PDT by Zerodown (Draft Petraeus. Let's win this one.)
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