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NY Times: Joint Gore-Pelosi Event on Climate Change Canceled
NY Times ^ | June 25, 2009 | By Bernie Becker

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 president’s views can be, Mr. Boehner said Mr. Gore’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; algore; bho44; bhoenvironment; envirowhackos; hoax; nevermind; pelosi; riskyscheme

1 posted on 06/25/2009 10:57:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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O RLY?

2 posted on 06/25/2009 10:58:32 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: evets

Couldn’t get enough ticket buyers.


3 posted on 06/25/2009 10:59:03 AM PDT by BeerLover NYC
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To: flattorney; pissant; blueyon

Can’t take the heat?


4 posted on 06/25/2009 10:59:28 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: evets

I can honestly say I wish Al Gore nothing good.


5 posted on 06/25/2009 10:59:55 AM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“House Democrats had a seeming ace hole: former Vice President Al Gore.”

There. All fixed! :)


6 posted on 06/25/2009 10:59:55 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What about Newt?
7 posted on 06/25/2009 11:00:15 AM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Joint Gore-Pelosi Event"

Boy, the brain power at that event would have been awesome.

Not!

8 posted on 06/25/2009 11:01:56 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: hoosiermama

Keep calling as many congress reps as possible... we may win this vital battle.


9 posted on 06/25/2009 11:02:11 AM PDT by ConservativeOptimist ( Jihad from the oval office.... Or how do you spell "Manchurian Candidate"?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“steeming” would also be a good edit...


10 posted on 06/25/2009 11:02:27 AM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: evets
Did Algore invent that, too?
11 posted on 06/25/2009 11:02:49 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Darn. I was so looking forward to attending this gala event.


12 posted on 06/25/2009 11:03:23 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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!!!


13 posted on 06/25/2009 11:03:30 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: BeerLover NYC

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?


14 posted on 06/25/2009 11:03:46 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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)


15 posted on 06/25/2009 11:04:00 AM PDT by EricTheRed_VocalMinority (http://VocalMinority.typepad.com "The Jewish Republican's Web Sanctuary")
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To: kevinm13

“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!


16 posted on 06/25/2009 11:06:11 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: evets

Disinvited!! Poor AlGore. Maybe he and the Mullahs can have hot dogs together on the 4th?


17 posted on 06/25/2009 11:06:51 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Pardon me....My burb is worse than my carbon footprint!
18 posted on 06/25/2009 11:07:30 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: evets

Hey! Why not? He invented that damn phone! Don’t make fun of him!


19 posted on 06/25/2009 11:10:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: evets

Algore - the “thin years”.


20 posted on 06/25/2009 11:10:12 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gore is a liar looking to profit on the misery of others. Pelosi should get on good with him.


21 posted on 06/25/2009 11:10:17 AM PDT by pallis
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To: McGruff
You mean this?


22 posted on 06/25/2009 11:15:11 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Peace is our Profession)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cancelled due to lack of facts, interest, “green” buffet menu, and non-crazy attendees.


23 posted on 06/25/2009 11:15:51 AM PDT by Miss Behave ("WE WANT FREEDOM!")
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To: McGruff
What about Newt?

I think of Newt's global warming nonsense every time I see someone hyping him for pres.

24 posted on 06/25/2009 11:17:34 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: evets

Where’s Gore’s boonie hat & M16?


25 posted on 06/25/2009 11:24:51 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It was feared that having two publicity hogs the size of Gore and Pelosi in the same room would suck so much of the oxygen out of the atmosphere that the temperature inside would climb to several hundred degrees Celsius and incinerate the press corps.


26 posted on 06/25/2009 11:27:10 AM PDT by Argus (We've gone downtown to Clown Town, and that's where we'll be living from now on..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore and his Generation Investment Management Ltd. partners are heavily invested in carbon credit paper. Cap-and-trade will revive world carbon trading and give Gore a captive U.S. market to sell these certificates. It will also artificially raise the price of fossil fuels so alternatives can become more competitive. The “green” is all about the greenback.
27 posted on 06/25/2009 11:33:14 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


"There will be hell to pay!"
28 posted on 06/25/2009 11:37:54 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: BeerLover NYC
How dare they cancel me!!

29 posted on 06/25/2009 11:40:59 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gore and Pelosi belong in “the joint.”


30 posted on 06/25/2009 11:49:25 AM PDT by 60Gunner (It's RINO Season!!!)
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To: Cuttnhorse

Newt wore out his welcome with me as a result of his couch picture with wacko Nan.


31 posted on 06/25/2009 12:11:53 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Oldpuppymax

As in Post 22


32 posted on 06/25/2009 12:27:59 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Peace is our Profession)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As they claw and scratch

Is Bernie implying that all House Democrats are biddies or just Gore-Pelosi?

33 posted on 06/25/2009 12:50:48 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Graybeard58

Silver lining in Sanford’s demise, he also bought into the AGW scam....dumbazz evidently!


34 posted on 06/25/2009 12:58:01 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; TenthAmendmentChampion; ..
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

35 posted on 06/25/2009 1:57:19 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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