Saturday, October 13, 2007

Top Ten Cloves: Reasons for Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore not to run for President

News Item: Gore Wins the Nobel. But Will He Run?

By J. Thomas Duffy

10. Holding off making any kind of announcement, anxiously waiting to see if his real dream job comes through -- Managing the New York Yankees.

9. James Baker just scares the bejeezes out of him.

8. Thinks the phrase "First Lady Tipper" sounds like something off a Sexual Predator List.

7. Can drag out the suspense of the firm denial for a few months and relish seeing the Clintons twisting with the thought of his running.

6. Holding out -- If he can solve this Global Warming thing, some country will surely offer him a kingship.

5. Would be too tempted to do those prime time, national television speeches with his Oscar and his Nobel Peace Prize sitting on the desk in front of him.

4. Doesn't want to be petty -- Likely, in his first official act as President, if elected, would be to issue a Signing Statement on how much now-former-President George Bush sucks.

3. Knows he'll catch shit from the Green crowd when he flies into those Global Warming concerts in Air Force One.

2. Oh God, the diets...

1. Doesn't want to be the one to evict Vice President Dick Cheney, who, being addicted to the power as he is, will refuse to leave his office on January 20th, 2009.

Congratulations! ... Way To Go There, Big Al!

Bonus Gore Wins! Links

Josh Marshall: On Gore

Steve Benen: Gore has quite a decade

Scarecrow: Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

Carl Pope: Why Al Gore deserves the Nobel Peace Prize; Gore's epic effort to focus attention on the perils of climate change supports the goal of preventing wars.

(Cross-posted at The Garlic.)

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  • I can't believe that Al Gore got the Nobel Peace Prize. His movie was self promoting, unintelligent and boring. His life style is anything but green. Hollywood only acknowledges him so they can say that their recognition is a contribution to global warming. I no longer look up to the Nobel Peace Prize as being an honor to great people who have done great things with their lives.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:26 AM  

  • Hey Anonymous

    Your disbelief mirrors mine, back in 1973, when that infamous Republican war monger and mass murderer Henry Kissinger won his ... You are certainly entitled to your opinions, but the facts are Al Gore did more,than just about anyone - and, in particular, the current corrupt occupiers of the White House - to get the word out on the growing crises - which isn't disputed by a majority of the world's science community - of Global Warming ... So, in sum, a great thing was recognized and noted appropriately ...

    If they gave out a Nobel Lying Prize, or a Nobel Incompetent Prize, Bush would win it, hands down ...


    By Blogger 13909 Antiques, at 1:25 PM  

  • We seem to be living in an anti-science, anti-intellectual age when any half-assed pundit with no academic credentials whatsoever can shout down a community of renowned scientists, all with PhDs.

    There is no more controversy about Global Climate Change. The scienctific facts have been firmly established for a long time. Al Gore's achievement is in giving voice to this scientific community. And the Brown Shirts are determined to shout him down too.

    By Blogger Swampcracker, at 4:02 AM  

  • From today's NYT article by Paul Krugman:

    Which brings us to the biggest reason the right hates Mr. Gore: in his case the smear campaign has failed. He's taken everything they could throw at him, and emerged more respected, and more credible, than ever. And it drives them crazy.

    By Blogger Swampcracker, at 10:57 PM  

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