Skip to comments.NY Times: Joint Gore-Pelosi Event on Climate Change Canceled
Posted on 06/25/2009 10:57:23 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
As they claw and scratch to round up enough votes to pass a climate bill, House Democrats had a seeming ace in the hole: former Vice President Al Gore.
But a planned news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Gore, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, was quietly scrapped with just a few hours notice.
The cancellation of the news conference did not go unnoticed by Republicans in the House.
Representative John Boehner, the Ohio Republican and House minority leader, commented on Thursday that it seemed Mr. Gore was disinvited quickly.
And, underscoring how controversial the former vice presidents views can be, Mr. Boehner said Mr. Gores policies would lead to higher electrical costs, and raised the memory of an unpopular energy tax Mr. Gore had supported in the early days of the Clinton administration.
Mr. Boehner also said he did not believe that Democrats had yet secured enough votes to pass the measure Friday.
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Couldn’t get enough ticket buyers.
Can’t take the heat?
I can honestly say I wish Al Gore nothing good.
“House Democrats had a seeming ace hole: former Vice President Al Gore.”
There. All fixed! :)
Boy, the brain power at that event would have been awesome.
Keep calling as many congress reps as possible... we may win this vital battle.
“steeming” would also be a good edit...
Darn. I was so looking forward to attending this gala event.
Cap and trade is simply a scheme to control lives of Americans and provide an easy excuse for useless unsubstantiated tax increases. STOP IT NOW!!!
Gore will wait until summer is in full swing so he can claim that the heat of summer is caused by global warming (climate change). Have you noticed that you heard nothing from him when the snow was on the ground?
Aww, too bad. This could be the first climate change event that was not cancelled due to unseasonably cold weather (supposed to hit 90 in NYC today)
“Cap and trade is simply a scheme to control lives of Americans and provide an easy excuse for useless unsubstantiated tax increases.”
99.9% of what the Federal Government does is a scheme to control lives of Americans and provide an easy excuse for useless unsubstantiated tax increases. FIXED!
Disinvited!! Poor AlGore. Maybe he and the Mullahs can have hot dogs together on the 4th?
Hey! Why not? He invented that damn phone! Don’t make fun of him!
Algore - the “thin years”.
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