Thursday, August 10, 2006

Al Gore's Credibility

...or lack thereof.

Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself.

Then there is the troubling matter of his energy use. In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.

But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences. When contacted Wednesday, Gore's office confirmed as much but said the Gores were looking into making the switch at both homes. Talk about inconvenient truths.

Gore is not alone. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has said, "Global warming is happening, and it threatens our very existence." The DNC website applauds the fact that Gore has "tried to move people to act." Yet, astoundingly, Gore's persuasive powers have failed to convince his own party: The DNC has not signed up to pay an additional two pennies a kilowatt hour to go green. For that matter, neither has the Republican National Committee.

There's so much more, especially in the last four paragraphs of the piece.

Lefties, Al Gore is a buffoon, and if you had any sense you'd be embarrassed for holding him up as an icon for as long as you have.


Superdestroyer said...

But wouldn't you expect this of a man who accepts teacher union donations while all of his children attended private, elite, prep schools in Washington, DC?

Darren said...

I'm not saying I'm surprised. In fact, Al could very easily have his own chapter in Do As I Say, a book about liberal hypocrisy.

I don't fault Al for taking teacher union money, though. I fault the unions for giving it to him.

Ellen K said...

Anyone who thinks politicians mean what they say has been living in a cave for a few years. Al is all about Al, nothing more, nothing less. This warm and cuddly makeover and movie is nothing more than a PR attempt to get his name in front of the people that matter. His theories are loosely based and cleverly scripted to ignore those that may have a few rebuttals to his claims. Keep in mind, this could have been the man in the White House for 9/11. I shudder to think what the outcome of that would have been. Of course, I am not thrilled with what I see as continental unification in North America either. In short, never trust a politician unless you have your eyes on him (or her).

Mrs. Bluebird said...

Can't stand the man. Hypocrite doesn't begin to describe him.