Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rock Star Al Gore Wows Netroots Nation (Video)

Al Gore was the surprise guest at Netroots Nation. The 2,000 or so bloggers at the lefty bloggers convention gave Gore a standing ovation, of course. Anyone with an ounce of a claim to progressivism would have to be moronic not to recognize in Al Gore the qualities of s/heroic leadership this nation has long yearned for.

But Al Gore is not interested in politics and told the bloggers so again in response to their futile dreams that he might sign on as Obama's VP (!) or as a cabinet member. Back in the stone age when women first got the vote (80 years ago), people said women would be sorry because politics is just too damn dirty and rotten for women. Well, as the media and intra-party barbaric bloodletting of Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2008 demonstrated so painfully, politics is just too damn dirty and rotten to the core for all the best people. Until we change that, we may have to settle.

Al Gore At Netroots Nation, Part I

Video: Al Gore gets standing ovation at Netroots Nation
Video: Al Gore Netroots Nation speech Part 2
NY Times: Gore Wows the Netroots Crowd

Doesn't meat cause tons of global warming pollution?
Al Gore: "It is true that it would be healthier for us as individuals and as a planet if we eat less meat. Part of the question is, why hasn't that been a more prominent part of the effort? I plead guilty to thinking we can only do so much at once. Also I'm a meat eater and that plays a part. But it is a significant part of what needs to be done."

Former Vice President Al Gore, delivering a speech in Washington on environmental issues, said global warming, not terrorism, is the No. 1 threat to America. . . The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more – if more should be required – the future of human civilization is at stake.