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  • Famed geneticist creating life form that turns CO2 to fuel

    03/01/2008 4:17:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 2,648+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2008
    MONTEREY, California (AFP) - A scientist who mapped his genome and the genetic diversity of the oceans said Thursday he is creating a life form that feeds on climate-ruining carbon dioxide to produce fuel. Geneticist Craig Venter disclosed his potentially world-changing "fourth-generation fuel" project at an elite Technology, Entertainment and Design conference in Monterey, California. "We have modest goals of replacing the whole petrochemical industry and becoming a major source of energy," Venter told an audience that included global warming fighter Al Gore and Google co-founder Larry Page. "We think we will have fourth-generation fuels in about 18 months, with...
  • Tennesseans didn't like Al in 2000; but Fred Thompson is a candidate they like

    11/25/2007 6:34:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 191+ views
    The Miami County Republic ^ | November 21, 2007 | Jan "Granny" Sykes
    You can thank me (or throw eggs at me), not the miscounting in Florida, for Al Gore not being the president of the United States. You see, Tennessee did not vote for its favorite son in 2000. I was a voter in Tennessee in 2000. Had Gore been able to carry the state that knew him best, there would have been no need for recounts in Florida. Throughout the three weeks of recounting, the media descended upon Florida. No one came to Tennessee to ask us why we had not voted for our own former U.S. Senator. We did not...
  • Robert Redford Bashes Al Gore as Greedy Opportunist

    11/23/2007 6:44:01 PM PST · by melt · 106 replies · 7,699+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/22/07 | Noel Sheppard
    As irrefutable evidence mounts that Nobel Laureate Al Gore's climate alarmism is about nothing other than lining his supposedly green pockets with green currency, manmade global warming skeptics around the world wonder when the former vice president's house of cards will collapse. Without question, if Gore were to lose the support of almost universally adoring Hollywoodans, the scam would implode quicker than a Democrat demanding a recount after losing a close election. As such, the following comments by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford, reported by the New Statesman last week, should bring hope to folks not buying the snake oil...
  • What has Al Gore done for world peace?

    10/12/2007 5:52:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies · 1,883+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 12, 2007 | Damian Thompson
    Today we will learn whether Al Gore has won the Nobel peace prize. As someone who cares passionately about climate change, I'll be saying a little prayer. That he doesn't win, of course. The former US Vice-President has already taken over from Michael Moore as the most sanctimonious lardbutt Yank on the planet. Can you imagine what he'll be like if the Norwegian Nobel committee gives him the prize? More to the point, can you imagine how enormous his already massive carbon footprint will become once he starts jetting around the world bragging about his new title? Just after Gore...
  • Can He Save the Planet and Win the Presidency? (Al Gore) [Barf Alert!]

    10/12/2007 3:18:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 265+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2007 | Dan Balz
    Are the stars aligning for another Al Gore moment in the presidential campaign? The former-vice-president-turned-climate-change-crusader long has hovered over the campaign despite his professed disinterest in becoming a candidate. Now, with rumors of a possible Nobel Peace Prize swirling, he's once again back in the conversation. The peace prize announcement is due on Friday, so he doesn't have long to wait to learn if he has pulled off a unique grand slam for 2007: an Oscar, an Emmy, a bestseller and a Nobel. It would vault him once again back into the center of speculation about whether he might jump...
  • Al Gore Warming for 2008 Run?

    07/19/2007 2:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 949+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2007
    Al Gore maintains that he won't seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 -- but his actions seem to belie his words. Gore has kept himself very much in the public eye as the White House races kicked into gear, providing plenty of evidence that he's eying another run for president: His award-winning global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" brought him back into the limelight last year. His new book "An Assault on Reason" is a best seller, and when he launched his national book tour in May, one observer said the event seemed "more like a campaign stop...
  • Al Gore's Trendy Environmentalism in Barcelona (Spanish eco-businessman smackdown)

    07/10/2007 3:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 1,009+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | July 10, 2007 | Pablo Ouziel
    On the 23 of June, I had the opportunity to attend the Friends of Trees Conference in Barcelona. It has taken me a few weeks to digest all the information, which I, together with about 900 other people managed to inhale: The fumes of change, the organic revolution, the climate crisis, the need for solidarity and action. It was a most overwhelming task: and Al Gore's redundant joke of: "I used to be the next president of the United States," has hardly helped ease the intensity of the situation. The crowds clapped at every comment made by the speakers, who...
  • Al Gore's inconvenient tax ("Carbon Tax" on Fuels & Draconian Emmissions Caps)

    07/04/2007 3:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,728+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 5, 2007 edition | The Monitor's View
    What you probably won't hear at the Live Earth concert: a call for higher taxes on gasoline and fuel. The current crop of US presidential candidates can only wish for the spotlight that will shine on Al Gore Saturday. He's the luminary for a globe-spanning, rock-star-studded, anti-global-warming concert called Live Earth. Most likely, though, his most radical idea won't get a mention. The former vice president (and almost president) wants to replace the current payroll tax with a consumer tax on fossil-fuel use. This "carbon tax" would, of course, raise the price of gasoline and home heating/cooling. And it would...
  • Gore to Dubya: Condemn Limbaugh (transcript of Rush Limbaugh's response)

    05/27/2004 2:44:49 AM PDT · by weegee · 90 replies · 791+ views ^ | May 26, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Gore to Dubya: Condemn LimbaughMay 26, 2004Listen to Rush…(...roll the ad, Algore demanding Bush renounce Rush and all his works) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just sitting here minding my own business. I'm not bothering anybody. Just doing my job here on the EIB Network, and the vice president, ex-vice president, of the Democratic Party, has demanded today that George W. Bush condemn and denounce me. (speech) We have the sound bite coming up. Greetings, my friends. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. You are listening to America's most listened to and most powerful...
  • Gore demands six resignations

    05/26/2004 9:53:14 PM PDT · by kattracks · 90 replies · 759+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/04 | Amy Fagan
    <p>Citing what he called "arrogance, willfulness and bungling" by President Bush in his foreign policy, Al Gore yesterday blamed flawed policies for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners and said six administration officials should resign because of the Iraq situation.</p> <p>In a fiery speech at New York University -- sponsored by the political action committee of the liberal group -- the former vice president called for the resignations of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George J. Tenet, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and Douglas J. Feith and Stephen A. Cambone, both undersecretaries of defense.</p>
  • KARENNA GORE SCHIFF: Get Out, Mr. Nader - You're only fueling defeatism--and you defeated my father

    02/28/2004 12:15:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 134 replies · 4,643+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2004 | KARENNA GORE SCHIFF
    <p>Watching Ralph Nader declare his candidacy was like having a terrible flashback. Oh no--not this again! I'm not saying we should muzzle independent voices or rule out third parties. Mr. Nader has a right to run for president. And I have a right to say, What an awful idea.</p>
  • Get Out, Mr. Nader (Whiner alert!)

    02/28/2004 6:34:46 AM PST · by petercooper · 46 replies · 567+ views
    <p>You're only fueling defeatism--and you defeated my father.</p> <p>Watching Ralph Nader declare his candidacy was like having a terrible flashback. Oh no--not this again! I'm not saying we should muzzle independent voices or rule out third parties. Mr. Nader has a right to run for president. And I have a right to say, What an awful idea.</p>
  • Al, We Hardly Know Ye (Barf/Eric Alterman Alert!) (Algore Hypnotizes Chickens)

    02/17/2004 3:24:15 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 40 replies · 354+ views
    The Nation ^ | 2.12.2004 | Eric Alterman
    stop the presses by Eric AltermanAl, We Hardly Know Ye [from the March 1, 2004 issue]The evolution of the character invented by the media to play the role "Al Gore" will one day make a remarkable doctoral dissertation. The most doctrinaire postmodernist would have a hard time keeping up with the myriad literary inventions, textual subversions and convenient fictions necessary to sustain the ever-changing narrative. One day Gore is an uptight, hypercautious "serial exaggerator." Later, when it turns out that it was the media--most egregiously, the Washington Post's Ceci Connolly--who spread false stories about Gore that were picked up and...
  • Diller Blocks Gore's Leftist Network

    12/16/2003 1:03:16 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 23 replies · 259+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/16/03
    In his most humiliating setback since his failed coup attempt of 2000, Al Gore is seeing his dreams of creating yet another left-wing media outlet fall like chads from the hands of a ballot-twisting Florida Democrat recount activist. Thank Barry Diller, who despite Gore's begging is refusing to lift his veto over the sale of the News World International cable network from Vivendi Universal Entertainment, the New York Post reported today. Apparently the Democrats will have to be satisfied with NPR, PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN ...
  • Gore Blasts Bush for Disbanding Senate Intelligence Cte., Charges Nixon-like Coverup over 911

    11/09/2003 11:47:40 AM PST · by nwrep · 80 replies · 1,117+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | November 9, 2003 | nwrep
    Al Gore has charged that the Bush administration is attempting to cover-up the 9/11 investigation by dismissing the Senate Intelligence Committee. In a speech sponsored by the Communist Group, Gore dismissed the partisan Democrat memo advising the committee to use intelligence information for political purposes as "trivial", and accused Bush of over-reaching in his authority, in much the same way as Richard Nixon did when he fired his Chief Investigator during the Watergate scandal. It was reported here that Senator Frist disbanded the Senate Intellignce Committee after the partisan memo revealed it would be unable to carry out its...
  • 54: No on 54 Union Thugs Assault Pro-54 Females at Davis/Gore Rally, Los Angeles

    09/19/2003 7:50:10 PM PDT · by Alia · 126 replies · 2,464+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 09-19-03 | Justin Jones
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEUNION THUGS SAVAGELY ATTACK COLLEGE KIDS AT A GRAY DAVIS SPEECH FOR SUPPORTING PROP 54, PROP 54 CAMPAIGN CHAIR WARD CONNERLY DECLARES IT AN ‘OUTRAGE’SACRAMENTO, CALIF.--Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54 campaign, angrily denounced the savage attack several men from an unidentified union and carrying “No on Prop 54” signs unleashed on six college students.The students, all members of the California College Republicans and in their early 20s, were peacefully protesting at a voter-registration rally held in south Los Angeles and featuring Governor Gray Davis and former Vice President Al Gore. The students stood respectfully...
  • Unabomber seeks return of papers, bomb

    08/11/2003 11:06:43 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 487+ views
    AP ^ | 8/11/2003
    <p>Unabomber Ted Kaczynski has asked the U.S. government to return his personal papers and other materials, including a bomb confiscated by the FBI seven years ago. In papers filed at federal court in Sacramento, Kaczynski asked that the government ship the materials to a University of Michigan archive that already contains more than 15,000 of his papers.</p>
  • Gore Defends the Dixie Chicks

    04/01/2003 8:41:40 AM PST · by RockSolid · 122 replies · 353+ views
    (3/31/03, 7 a.m. ET) -- The Dixie Chicks controversy continues with the trio getting some support from former Vice President Al Gore. Gore spoke to a college audience last week on the subject of fewer companies owning more media outlets, and what he sees as the increasing lack of tolerance for opposing views. According to the Tennessean, Gore used recent attacks on the Dixie Chicks that followed anti-war comments by Natalie Maines as an example. Gore told the audience, "They were made to feel un-American and risked economic retaliation because of what was said. Our democracy has taken a hit,"...
  • Media Hypocrisy Subverts American Culture

    02/11/2003 9:30:32 PM PST · by prman · 66 replies · 1,075+ views ^ | Feb. 11, 2003 | Barrett Kalellis
    Rap music should be outlawed even if it takes an Act of Congress to do it. As a child of the fifties, I’m well aware of the fits that popular music caused my parents’ generation. Rock and roll was blamed for everything from teenagers’ Brylcreem ducktails to lewd dancing to juvenile delinquency. Fifties rock and roll, though, seems high art compared to what saturates the airwaves today. Back then, religious and civic leaders fulminated from pulpit and public square alike in condemning “the devil’s music.” In a famous and widely seen newsreel clip, the president of a citizens’ council from...
  • Clinton keeps busy with talk show, concert

    02/09/2003 2:07:02 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 433+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/09/03 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>An hour with Larry, a night with Mick — even moments with Mikhail and Sergei: Former President Clinton has had a full dance card this week.</p> <p>Thursday night, Mr. Clinton spent an hour with CNN's Larry King, talking over terrorism, the Space Shuttle Columbia, an encounter with former Vice President Al Gore, his daughter's new boyfriend, tax cuts, his memoirs, his charitable work, his tendency to be a "pack rat" and the recent travails of former Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott.</p>
  • Primary School - Field organization (Albert Gore's team sabotaged 2000 New Hampshire primary)

    02/06/2003 11:38:01 PM PST · by weegee · 3 replies · 495+ views
    Boston Phoenix ^ | FRIDAY, FEB. 07 2003 | BY SETH GITELL
    • Field organization. Vice-President Al Gore may have won the 2000 New Hampshire primary — and subsequent primaries, which fed on the New Hampshire–generated momentum — thanks to a traffic jam. At least that’s what many Democratic operatives with experience in New Hampshire seem to think. Today, when people look back at the 2000 Democratic-primary season, the prevailing memory is of Gore trouncing former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley. But he beat Bradley in New Hampshire by just four points, a relatively narrow margin of 6395 votes. The bulk of these votes — more than 3000 — came from Hillsborough...
  • Liberal Hypocrisy (Gore stole NH primary)

    02/06/2003 10:53:28 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 12 replies · 523+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 02/07/03 | editorial board
    The Boston Phoenix out yesterday carries a dispatch by Seth Gitell that includes the following anecdote about the 2000 Democratic primary in New Hampshire. “Gore operatives had access to exit polls showing the vice president being defeated by Bradley. They also learned that while Democratic voters were voting in large numbers for Gore, independents, many of them upscale suburban voters, were voting for Bradley’s sophisticated brand of liberalism.” This they knew by early afternoon. Their solution? “The Gore team organized a caravan to clog highway I-93 with traffic so as to discourage potential Bradley voters from getting to the polls.”...
  • Gore & the Need for a 'Counter-Media' (FR Credited With Gore's Decision to Not Run Again)

    01/14/2003 11:02:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 67 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | December 19, 2002 ( Clinton Impeachment Day!) | Editorial Gore & the Need for a 'Counter-Media' Editorial December 19, 2002 In deciding not to fight for the office that many Americans feel was stolen from him two years ago, Al Gore may have been surrendering to the inevitable – that the national news media and the Republican attack machine would never let him win the White House.While understandable on a human level – who would want to go through what Gore did in 2000? – the former vice president's decision carries both short- and long-term dangers. For one, the national news media now can safely tuck away its...
  • Al Gore To Devote Full Time To Movie Reviews ("Al Gore At The Movies")

    12/16/2002 6:54:25 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 1 replies · 299+ views
    Self | December 16, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    Now that Algore has dropped out of the presidential race, many of you might be concerned as to what Mr. Gore will be doing for a living. It turns out that the real reason why Algore has dropped out of the race is so that he could devote full time to his real passion---writing movie reviews. We can now expect weekly movie reviews from Mr. Gore for at least the next couple of years. To see some of Mr. Gore's movie reviews from the last couple of years, please check out the BULLDOG BULLETIN ARCHIVES. There is a movie review...
  • Al, Tipper Gore Campaign for SNL Laughs

    12/14/2002 11:42:58 PM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 542+ views
    AP | 12/15/02 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK, Dec 15, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Al and Tipper Gore may have logged TV's longest screen embrace during their opening bit on "Saturday Night Live." Reunited in an NBC corridor after a few painful moments apart, the Gore lovebirds went into a clench while cast member Jimmy Fallon and executive producer Lorne Michaels looked on uneasily. "Maybe we should get them to stop," Fallon said, moments before someone zapped the former vice president with a stun gun. Total smooch time: 2 1-2 minutes. Gore included the "Saturday Night Live" host gig in his monthlong television...
  • I Love Al Gore!

    12/13/2002 12:32:26 PM PST · by i bring joy and love · 55 replies · 332+ views
  • Gore in Funding Flap in Red China: Ambassador Holbrooke Defends Ex-V.P.

    12/06/2002 4:43:27 AM PST · by Liz · 69 replies · 551+ views
    NY SUN ^ | 12/6/02 | TIMOTHY STARKS
    WASHINGTON - Just as Vice President Gore is reappearing on the American political scene, a recent trip to Asia is prompting questions about a fund-raising flap like the ones that followed him after the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign. Mr. Gore visited Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, last month for a forum focused on the nation’s entry into the World Trade Organization. Conference participants had the opportunity to have their photos taken with Mr. Gore in exchange for cash, the South China Morning Post reported. The sponsor of the event at the top of the list on the forum Web site, the...
  • Al Gore's awful media gaffes

    12/03/2002 10:35:10 PM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 362+ views ^ | 12/04/02 | Brent Bozell
    Al Gore has promised if he runs again for the presidency, he's not going to hold back his opinions. He's going to "let 'er rip." If what he's been saying recently is any indication of the reinvented Gore, the campaign should be loads of fun to watch. Exhibit A: In an interview with The New York Observer, the man who would be leader of the free world declared the political press includes "major institutional voices that are, truthfully speaking, part and parcel of the Republican Party." He cited Fox News, The Washington Times and Rush Limbaugh, sneering that some...
  • Al Gore on The Tonight Show --Stiff Thread (11/27/02)

    11/27/2002 9:03:13 PM PST · by kristinn · 119 replies · 342+ views
    self | Wednseday, November 27, 2002 | Kristinn
    Al's pimpin' the books on Jay's show and still mad at the Supreme Court.
  • Gore’s TV War: He Lobs Salvo At Fox News

    11/26/2002 11:02:56 PM PST · by BADROTOFINGER · 224 replies · 1,021+ views
    New York Observer ^ | Josh Benson
    Gore’s TV War: He Lobs Salvo At Fox News by Josh Benson Among the many problems facing the Democratic Party, according to former Vice President Al Gore, is the state of the American media. "The media is kind of weird these days on politics, and there are some major institutional voices that are, truthfully speaking, part and parcel of the Republican Party," said Mr. Gore in an interview with The Observer. "Fox News Network, The Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh—there’s a bunch of them, and some of them are financed by wealthy ultra-conservative billionaires who make political deals with Republican administrations...
  • Al on Remainder ( Bore's books aren't selling well )

    11/25/2002 12:15:08 AM PST · by KQQL · 115 replies · 399+ views
    theamericanprowler. ^ | Published 11/25/02 12:05:00 AM | The Prowler
    COUNTING EVERY READER Al Gore is said by associates to be surprised that his newest books on family aren't selling well. The pair of books co-written with wife Tipper Gore (one of them is a coffee-table book intended to serve as companion to the "heavier" tome) are apparently headed toward the remainder bin as bookstores move more popular and potential Christmas gift fare into the line of sight of customers. "We aren't selling any," says a sales associate for Borders Books in Bethesda, Maryland. "And we thought given that this is kind of a political book and that it's by...
  • Comeback kid Gore unveils cuddlier image (VOMITING TILL YOU DIE ALERT)

    11/24/2002 6:21:07 AM PST · by MadIvan · 56 replies · 417+ views
    Sunday Independent (Ireland) ^ | November 24, 2002 | Orla Healy
    The former leader needs more than a makeover, says Orla Healy ITCHING for a rematch with George Bush in the 2004 presidential race, Al Gore last week reemerged from his Garbo-esque exile kicking off a 25-day, 12-city book tour to promote Joined at the Heart, which he wrote with his wife, Tipper. "The Gore book tour is like the trailer for a movie," says his former press secretary Chris Lehane. "It is interesting and entertaining but could also be a preview of what is to come. In the parlance of marketing and branding, it is a soft launch." Soft launch?...
  • CAPTION the Gores on Larry King!!!

    11/22/2002 3:57:02 PM PST · by Lizavetta · 30 replies · 281+ views
  • Flop! New Gore book ranked #1,126 in sales on

    11/22/2002 12:01:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies · 416+ views
    The Spirit of Family by Al Gore (Author), Tipper Gore (Author) Edition: Hardcover Hardcover: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 10.62 x 9.30 Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805068945; (November 12, 2002) Sales Rank: 1,126
  • Gore Plans Bolder Race in 2004 — if He Runs

    11/21/2002 8:54:51 PM PST · by Angel · 18 replies · 216+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/21/2002 | Ronald Brownstein
    Former Vice President Al Gore, as he nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency again, has begun formulating plans for a possible campaign that would be much more informal in style and more ambitious in its ideas than his unsuccessful race in 2000. he would "do it in a very different way" by devoting most of his time to small meetings and "relaxed conversations" with individuals and families. And he said he would offer bolder ideas, like his recent endorsement of a single-payer system that would fundamentally restructure health care in America.Indeed, it appears that if Gore runs,...

    11/18/2002 12:29:01 AM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 239+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/18/02 | WILLIAM J. GORTA
    <p>November 18, 2002 -- Al Gore says he's not sure he'll run for president in 2004, but he sure sounds like a candidate - blasting President Bush for a "catastrophic" economic policy, a "horrible" foreign policy and an "immoral" position on environmental issues.</p>
  • Al Gore reprises role on 'Futurama' cartoon [Sunday's episode (7 p.m. EST)]

    11/08/2002 10:25:27 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies · 620+ views ^ | November 08. 2002 8:50PM | AP
    The Republicans may have control of Congress, but Al Gore has control of the future. The former Democratic vice president has a guest role on Sunday's season premiere of Fox's animated sci-fi comedy "Futurama," supplying the voice of his own disembodied, scientifically preserved head. (ROFLOL !) "I think I may have a future as a disembodied head," Gore joked in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday. "I'm not sure that any political calculation would have steered me toward this part, but it was great fun doing it." "Futurama" chronicles the 30th-century life of a hapless time-traveler named Fry,...
  • "I'm Al Gore...I used to be the next president of the United States" (LEVEL5 BARF ALERT ~my title~)

    11/04/2002 4:57:46 AM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 44 replies · 445+ views
    Daytona Beach News Urinal ^ | 11.04.02 | RAY WEISS
    DAYTONA BEACH -- Former Vice President Al Gore stepped to the podium at Bethune-Cookman College on Sunday looking to supercharge fellow Democrat Bill McBride's campaign for governor. But another election, the closest and most contested in Florida and the nation's history, remained on the minds of many in the crowd of 250. Gore still gets their vote almost two years later. Under an old oak tree, supporters held signs that read: "Welcome President Gore!" and chanted: "Gore in Four." Sans his college-professor beard and most of his post-election girth, Gore tried to diffuse the lingering anger and despair. "I'm Al...
  • Gore to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

    11/03/2002 9:04:14 AM PST · by kattracks · 30 replies · 557+ views ^ | 11/03/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Ex-Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" next month, the comedy show announced on its Web site this weekend. "Robert DeNiro and former Vice President Al Gore are slated to host December episodes of 'Saturday Night Live,'" according to a report by's Sean Bradley. An accompanying SNL schedule shows Gore slated to appear December 14. The broadcast would likely give Gore his largest TV audience since he conceeded the presidential election exactly two years to the day from that date. Gore watchers have said that he'll make up his mind on whether he'll...
  • Gore Wants to Mobilize US Against Biological Attack

    10/24/2002 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 40 replies · 301+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2002 | John Whitesides
    Former Vice President Al Gore called on Thursday for a broad public health act to mobilize defenses against a possible biological attack, saying the existing threat will grow with a U.S. invasion of Iraq. In the latest in a string of policy speeches as he ponders another White House run in 2004, Gore cited intelligence estimates that the threat of a bioterror attack from Iraq would jump to "pretty high" after a U.S. strike on Baghdad. "We need a national defense public health act to respond to the immediate threat in the wake of an attack against Iraq," Gore said...
  • Caption the Gores (aka Mr. and Mrs. Irrelevant)

    10/21/2002 11:43:05 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 99 replies · 190+ views
    October 21, 2002
    Al Gore (news - web sites) and his wife, Tipper, speak at the opening of the 11th annual 'Family Re-Union' in Nashvile, Tenn., Monday, Oct. 21, 2002. The conference is holding several discussions based on families and youth. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Gore's Speech Telling

    09/27/2002 11:42:33 AM PDT · by Mark · 7 replies · 285+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News | Sep 27, 2002 | Jonathan Shapiro
    Gore's speech telling No limit to former vice president's muddle-headedness By Jonathan Shapiro There is a very great difference between avoiding a hard task on principle and shirking it for personal reasons. The courageous do the former. The selfish do the latter. In 1941, in the face of an overwhelming national consensus, Rep. Jeanette Rankin, R-Mont., an ardent opponent of fascism, nevertheless cast the lone vote against military action following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She did so, she said, because in a democracy war should never be declared unanimously. Compare such heroism to the tawdry appeasement offered up...
  • Lieberman v. Gore

    09/26/2002 12:10:18 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 1 replies · 174+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 09/26/2002 | editorial board
    But two years since Vice President Gore and Senator Lieberman shared a ticket for the highest offices in America and they have emerged on different sides in the most important debate in the land, whether to go to war against Iraq. In one of the most spectacular public collapses in memory, Mr. Gore repudiated not only his past positions on the Iraqi threat but also the unified front the Democratic Party had signaled, in the weeks following September 11, it was prepared to maintain with President Bush. Before an audience in San Francisco Mr. Gore came out in opposition to...
  • Editorial: The Gore Doctrine

    09/26/2002 12:22:30 AM PDT · by Pat Bateman · 8 replies · 193+ views
    Editorial: The Gore Doctrine Savannah Morning News THE NATION this week got a glimpse of what a post-9/11 America would look like under a President Gore. It wasn't pretty. In a major, hyped-in-advance speech Monday to San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, Al Gore sharply criticized the Bush administration's policy on Iraq and its prosecution of the war on terror, without offering any substantive alternatives. In doing so, he didn't just break with the president, a majority of the American public and even leading members of his party, including his running mate in 2000, who support the policies. He broke with himself,...

    09/26/2002 1:08:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 231+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/26/02 | Michael Kelly
    September 26, 2002 -- DISTASTEFUL as it may be, some notice should be paid to the speech that the formerly important Al Gore delivered Monday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. This speech, an attack on the Bush policy on Iraq, was Gore's big effort to distinguish himself from the Democratic pack in advance of another possible presidential run. It served: It distinguished Gore, now and forever, as someone who cannot be considered a responsible aspirant to power
  • Ten Reasons to be Glad Al Gore Isn’t President

    09/24/2002 11:49:32 PM PDT · by Coeur de Lion · 11 replies · 305+ views ^ | September 25, 2002 | Chris Weinkopf
    ELECTION 2000 may now seem long ago, but it's worth taking a moment to recall with joyful relief the butterfly ballot, the Electoral College, and the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore. For without these godsends, would-be president Al Gore wouldn't merely be delivering asinine speeches to the Commonwealth Club of California, he would be making asinine policy in the White House. Lest anyone forget how tremendously fortunate we are that the election turned out exactly the way it did, Gore inadvertently provided (at least) ten examples in Monday's address. In chronological order, they are: 1. "To begin...
  • Gore Debates Blair

    09/24/2002 9:07:35 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 291+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 09/25/2002 | editorial board
    <p>The erstwhile veep blames America first, while the prime minister takes a stand for freedom.</p> <p>Former Vice President Al Gore assailed President Bush's handling of the war on terror on Monday, and it didn't take long for a rebuttal. It came yesterday from British Prime Minister Tony Blair, once Mr. Gore's ally as part of the center-left Third Way but these days a fast friend of Mr. Bush's Iraq campaign.</p>
  • Gore-ing Iraq

    09/24/2002 9:16:05 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 207+ views ^ | 09/25/2002 | Michael Kelly
    Distasteful as it may be, some notice should be paid to the speech that the formerly important Al Gore delivered Monday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. This speech, an attack on the Bush policy on Iraq, was Gore's big effort to distinguish himself from the Democratic pack in advance of another possible presidential run. It served: It distinguished Gore, now and forever, as someone who cannot be considered a responsible aspirant to power. Politics are allowed in politics, but there are limits, and there is a pale, and Gore has now shown himself to be ignorant of those...

    09/25/2002 12:35:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 349+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/02
    <p>How would America have reacted to Sept. 11 had Al Gore been president?</p> <p>Or, more to the point, how would Al Gore have reacted to Sept. 11?</p> <p>Judging by his speech the other day to the Commonwealth Club of California, the answer is: Weakly.</p> <p>Tentatively.</p> <p>Maybe not at all.</p>
  • Gore Iraq Speech Could Galvanize Anti-War Forces - Zogby

    09/24/2002 1:50:31 PM PDT · by Shermy · 107 replies · 367+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2002
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fierce attack on President Bush ( news - web sites)'s Iraq policy issued by former Vice President Al Gore ( news - web sites) could help galvanize U.S. opposition to a new Gulf war ( news - web sites) while serving as a launching pad for Gore's probable 2004 presidential campaign, analysts said on Tuesday. In a speech in San Francisco, the defeated 2000 Democratic presidential nominee on Monday laid out a scathing critique of Bush's Iraq policy. Pollster John Zogby said Gore's message was "very well timed." "Gore stepped in just as it appeared that...