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Saturday, June 03, 2006

REVEREND AL: Gore, not Sharpton. Yes, he's back, the self-described "recovering politician from Tennessee. His experience as a Vanderbilt Law School dropout, you see, qualified him to condemn President Bush for breaking the law when, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the White House authorized wiretapping on international phone calls of terrorist suspects. Cheered by the Democratic Party's lefty base, and having rested up from that tough work of "creating the Internet," divinity school dropout Gore seems to have found his messianic calling with yet a new career leading revival meetings to spread the gospel of global warming. "The Resurrection of Al Gore," declares WIRED magazine. Thus young Al gets to stay in the public eye like dad wanted, but without having to run for president like dad dad wanted. Albert Gore, Sr., died in 1998, so boy Al is finally free. Screw the White House, I'm saving the planet. Gore gets a big audience for his big display of his big inner self, so compassionate, so committed, so caring. "The world is about to end unless you follow my lead," is New York magazine's take. Yeah, right. This is a guy who got D's in science at Harvard and F's in five of the eight classes he took at Vanderbilt Divinity. His book Earth in the Balance was replete with devastating factual errors that would make a C-average undergrad science student blush. Now Gore preposterously warns about a 45 foot sea level rise (humans to blame) that would require the melting of both the west Antarctic and the Greenland ice sheets in their entirety. What a pathetic joke. Dangerous, in the way that demagogues so often are.