Gore for President

I didn’t see anything about Gore’s testimony in today’s paper. (I didn’t watch TV news, so I don’t know what was shown on TV.) You can see Web-based video of various parts. In particular, see the first link below for Inhofe making an ass of himself and Boxer making a point he probably can’t really absorb. mjh

PS: Am I the only person disturbed by our society’s obsession with titles-for-life. Al Gore is NOT Senator Gore NOR Vice President Gore. He is former-Senator Gore or former-Vice President Gore or, hey, how about this, “Al” (I can live with Mr. Gore, if we need to be highfalutin’).

Think Progress » Boxer Slams Down Inhofe’s Global Warming Filibuster: ‘You Don’t Make The Rules Anymore’

Think Progress » Gore: ‘If The Crib’s On Fire, You Don’t Speculate That The Baby Is Flame-Retardant’

Mocking global warming deniers, Gore said, “The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, well I read a science fiction novel that tells me it’s not a problem. If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame-retardant. You take action. The planet has a fever.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/03/21/gore-barton/ [highlights]

Al Gore to Congress: “Today, the Honorable Al Gore testified before Congress saying, “I promise you a day will come when our children and grandchildren will look back and they’ll ask one of two questions. Either they will ask, ‘What in God’s name were they doing? Didn’t they see the evidence? … Or, they’ll ask another question. They may look back and they’ll say, ‘How did they find the uncommon moral courage to rise above politics and redeem the promise of American democracy?’”

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=153 [three clips plus link to transcript]

Al’s Journal : Al’s Testimony Before the House of Representatives
http://blog.algore.com/2007/03/als_testimony_before_the_house.html [36 minute opening statement]