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Gore Says NO to 'Climate Czar' Role
The Washngton Times ^ | 11/13/2008 | Tom LoBianco

Posted on 11/13/2008 10:16:33 AM PST by Chairman of the Bard

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate change crusader Al Gore says he doesn't want the job.

The Obama team declined to comment on such a post, even as environmentalists and power industry executives say it's being widely discussed inside the transition offices as a way to spur a clean energy industry, which Mr. Obama has promised will ween the U.S. from foreign oil and create millions of "green jobs."

Obama transition chief John Podesta promoted a similar idea earlier in his role as president of the Center for American Progress, a liberal Washington think tank.

Mr. Podesta authored a white paper calling for an Energy Security Council within the White House to oversee climate change and clean energy initiatives. The czar and the council would coordinate agencies, including the Energy and Interior departments and the Environmental Protection Agency.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; algore; bho2008; change; clmate; globalwarming; gore; greens; nothanks
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Why would Al refuse? Pay cut? Or, is the title of 'Czar' simply not powerful enough for the delusional, energy hogging hypocrite?
1 posted on 11/13/2008 10:16:34 AM PST by Chairman of the Bard
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Probably doesn’t pay enough. Besides, “global warming” is being exposed as the fraud that it is, and Al doesn’t want to go down with the ship.


2 posted on 11/13/2008 10:18:41 AM PST by livius
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To: Chairman of the Bard
Perhaps the Obie BS is more than even Algore can wade through.
3 posted on 11/13/2008 10:18:43 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher; Obama is America's George Galloway.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard
Why would Al refuse?

Simple.

Financial scrutiny.

4 posted on 11/13/2008 10:18:46 AM PST by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Uh....Algore is waiting to be “CZAR OF THE WORLD”.


5 posted on 11/13/2008 10:19:08 AM PST by Rhetorical pi2
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Al has to refuse for two reasons...1)pay cut. The millions of he makes from being a snake oil salesman touting global warming is just too good to stop doing and 2) he would actually have to be accountable for what he does and have to answer for his idiocy.


6 posted on 11/13/2008 10:19:13 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: Chairman of the Bard
Perhaps it would be a conflict of interest. And isn't Al a "lobbyist" for climate change intervention?
7 posted on 11/13/2008 10:19:34 AM PST by AZLiberty (I hope Obama changes.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

If he had to submit to government authority, he would have to undergo ethics investigations into the claims he makes and the money he makes from those scams.


8 posted on 11/13/2008 10:20:23 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Does he know the job comes with a uniform and feathered hat!?


9 posted on 11/13/2008 10:21:00 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Gore Global Warming PR was all a political stunt to keep his name in the news, and he doesn’t want to be Obama’s puppet for Obama’s Global Warming PR.


10 posted on 11/13/2008 10:21:15 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Chairman of the Bard

“Ween”?

Good Lord.


11 posted on 11/13/2008 10:21:57 AM PST by dbwz (01.20.13 - Are we there yet?)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

A climate czar? This administration is going to do a few things like this to appease the base and keep it from turning on itself when he can’t stop the wars quickly enough. As for Gore not buying into this scam, at least one bit of good news from the political ticker.


12 posted on 11/13/2008 10:22:38 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

How about “Climate Pinhead”?


13 posted on 11/13/2008 10:22:40 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Yeah, it’s pretty hard to pay all those $2,500.00 utility bills, maintain/gas up/insure 10-12 SUV’s, and keep a McMansion styled houseboat on a lowly Civil Servant’s salary.

He’s probably long since burned through all the money the Hammer family stole from the taxpayers and slipped his daddy under the table.


14 posted on 11/13/2008 10:23:08 AM PST by conservativeharleyguy (If dissent is "patriotic", I just became America's loudest Patriot!)
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To: dbwz

I only buy “Honest Howie’s Carbon Credits”. He’s not like the others.


15 posted on 11/13/2008 10:23:30 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: livius
Besides, “global warming” is being exposed as the fraud that it is, and Al doesn’t want to go down with the ship.

Bingo. Gore isn't as stupid as people make him out. Now that he's milked that cow for a while, he sees the flaws and rejections of the theory. He doesn't want to get caught in the ensuing debacle if it all blows up in his face.
16 posted on 11/13/2008 10:24:25 AM PST by arderkrag (Liberty Walking (www.geocities.com/arderkrag))
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To: massgopguy
I only buy “Honest Howie’s Carbon Credits”. He’s not like the others.

LOL!!!!!!!!

17 posted on 11/13/2008 10:24:52 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: conservativeharleyguy
He’s probably long since burned through all the money the Hammer family stole from the taxpayers and slipped his daddy under the table.

Aren't they still getting money from the leases or whatever they were? I thought it was a bribe-in-perpetuity.

18 posted on 11/13/2008 10:25:19 AM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

I was rooting for Al to take this position. He is so incompetent that nothing would get done.


19 posted on 11/13/2008 10:25:36 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Chairman of the Bard
"Gore Says NO to 'Climate Czar' Role

Are you kidding? Sir Gore - No-Bell Prize winner - take a lowly gub'mint job?

No sir. Thar's gold in them thar climate warmed hills, and sir gore is out to get it all.


20 posted on 11/13/2008 10:30:37 AM PST by FrankR (Operation Tightbelt...he can't redistribute what isn't there...stop all un-necessary spending.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Na... he just doesn’t want to answer to anyone.


21 posted on 11/13/2008 10:34:45 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

‘...2) he would actually have to be accountable for what he does and have to answer for his idiocy.’
No he wouldn’t, he’s a DemonCrat. Laws don’t apply to them you know...


22 posted on 11/13/2008 10:35:00 AM PST by OriginalChristian (If you can't get Life right, nothing else you think or say matters....)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

At least we are spared regularly scheduled gas-baggery from him and will only have to be exposed to it occasionally.


23 posted on 11/13/2008 10:35:08 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

He doesn’t want to be put in any position where he can be held legally accountable for ‘The 6 Trillion Dollar Scam’.
Because he knows, that likle with all other cases where the Public is defrauded, the truth will out. And when the Terror comes, he doesn’t want to end up like so many of his ancestors did...having his head forced into the Guillotine.


24 posted on 11/13/2008 10:37:55 AM PST by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: arderkrag

no no...he’d take the job and later announce that he solved global warming! the world can now rejoice


25 posted on 11/13/2008 10:39:22 AM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Chairman of the Bard
Pay cut?

Yep. There's lots of money to be made in scamming the gullible about global warming.

26 posted on 11/13/2008 10:43:59 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Al may be aware that there is a new Ice Age coming- that would be a truly inconvenient truth


27 posted on 11/13/2008 10:44:03 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate change crusader Al Gore says he doesn't want the job.

I guess being one of Obama's advisors doesn't pay as well as demagoguery.
28 posted on 11/13/2008 10:45:19 AM PST by JamesP81 (A loyal son of the great commonwealth of Kentucky)
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To: BlueStateBlues
As for Gore not buying into this scam, at least one bit of good news from the political ticker.

Al Gore not buying into the scam? - he has stock in the scam:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54528

http://riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2007/03/al_gores_inconv.html As "Czarina" he'd have to give it up.

29 posted on 11/13/2008 10:47:47 AM PST by KittenClaws (Takinh it)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
he would actually have to be accountable for what he does and have to answer for his idiocy.

I think you've identified it. Gore refuses to debate any of his Global Warming nonsense, and on the public payroll he would eventually have to in some form.

30 posted on 11/13/2008 10:49:05 AM PST by denydenydeny ("The monster state is a source of many evils; but it is, above all, an engine of envy."-Paul Johnson)
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To: KittenClaws
OOPS!

http://riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2007/03/al_gores_inconv.html

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54528

31 posted on 11/13/2008 10:49:13 AM PST by KittenClaws (Takinh it)
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To: KittenClaws

By scam I meant Obama’s Czar scam, not the fact that Gore gets richer by the day from his warming gimic.


32 posted on 11/13/2008 10:59:12 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: arderkrag; livius

In 2001 Gore was hired as a consultant by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who you may recall is also a big Zer0 supporter.

Schmidt had 3.5 million options, which from 2005 to 2007 were valued between $900 million to as much as $2 billion.

How many options do you think Gore was granted in 2001?

I’d guess 10,000 to 100,000, meaning $30 million to $70 million at the low end, up to $300 million to $700 million at the 100,000 mark.

I’d guess that Al Gore is a very wealthy man.


33 posted on 11/13/2008 11:05:10 AM PST by angkor (Conservatism is not a religious movement.)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Climate Czar? That is one of the stupidest ideas I have heard.


34 posted on 11/13/2008 11:07:02 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: JamesP81

Gore knows he only has a small window left to cash in on his ‘carbon credit’ swindle before the whole thing implodes.


35 posted on 11/13/2008 11:08:22 AM PST by AU72
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To: JamesP81

Gore knows he only has a small window left to cash in on his ‘carbon credit’ swindle before the whole thing implodes.


36 posted on 11/13/2008 11:08:54 AM PST by AU72
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Bump


37 posted on 11/13/2008 11:11:50 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Chairman of the Bard

If he were to be the “czar” he might be put in a position of having to publicly debate his stance on global warming, and he couldn’t have that! No surprise he didn’t want the job.


38 posted on 11/13/2008 11:16:11 AM PST by cblue55 (Palin is Reagan in high heels)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

This webpage is broke again. Saying ‘Algore’ too many times possibly could cause paranoid withdrawal.


39 posted on 11/13/2008 11:22:48 AM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

As stupid as Al Gore is, he recognizes a box seat on doomed ship.


40 posted on 11/13/2008 11:23:50 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: BlueStateBlues

test


41 posted on 11/13/2008 11:24:21 AM PST by Jim Robinson (We ARE the dissent, baby!)
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To: George Smiley
Good point.

When he was VP, he did little, if anything, for the environment. Many of his actions actually imply he has no interest and/or understanding of the problems - as revealed by the food served during the wedding of his daughter Sara Lee, his private jet, etc.

42 posted on 11/13/2008 11:25:45 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Chairman of the Bard
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate change (emphasis added) crusader Al Gore says he doesn't want the job.

Don't let the Washington Times pull a fast one on anybody. Note how the politically correct term "global warming" has now "evolved," as Democrats say, into the term "climate change."

Despite the politically correct rants of misguided global warming alarmists like Al Gore over the past several years, consider the following. Since the oceans cover more than half the earth's surface, oceans are regarded as a major indicator of global warming. But since the global warming mafia is evidently at a loss to explain why the Argo System oceanic temperature probes have actually shown a slight decrease in ocean temperatures over the last several years, instead of apologizing to the public for their false alarm, global warming alarmists have slickly morphed "global warming" into "climate change." Consider the following links about decreased ocean temperatures and the Argo System.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88520025

http://www-argo.ucsd.edu/

43 posted on 11/13/2008 11:26:41 AM PST by Amendment10
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I only buy “Honest Howie’s Carbon Credits”. He’s not like the others.

Beautiful.

"Carbon footprint embarrassingly large? Need to trim your greenhouse output to 3rd world levels? Try Unashamed Al's Pseudo-Scientific Government Indulgences!"
44 posted on 11/13/2008 11:27:09 AM PST by aWolverine
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To: Chairman of the Bard

HeeHee! He is finally seeing the light, and the “truth” is proving him wrong?


45 posted on 11/13/2008 11:32:40 AM PST by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Algore might have to actually answer a question if appointed.


46 posted on 11/13/2008 11:35:36 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Chairman of the Bard

No money in working for the government.


47 posted on 11/13/2008 11:36:01 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: livius

Let us hope that the ship does indeed go down.

It is hard to think of more Ci-cago style corruption than the czarizing of global warming will inspire. Can you imagine the opportunities for kickbacks for the ci cago gang if everybody has to please the global warming czar?


48 posted on 11/13/2008 11:38:57 AM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: BlueStateBlues

nothing about this thread, but I can’t get anything after
post#32 to show up. I believe that FR is ‘froze up’.
(climate-related)


49 posted on 11/13/2008 11:42:55 AM PST by jusduat (thinking about new tagline)
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To: Chairman of the Bard

Even Albore knows that it is way more profitable to cheer the moonbats on from the sidelines, and let them take the heat when the public objects to what they do in his name. He likes being St. Al, doesn’t want to have to get his hands dirty.


50 posted on 11/13/2008 11:46:49 AM PST by hunter112 (Obamunism will fizzle, fo' shizzle.)
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