The Inconvenient Truth About Al Gore
So just how moved were conservatives by Al Gore 's global-warming slide show? While energetically flacking his new documentary at a convention of theater owners in Vegas Monday, Gore told a story about the warm reception he got at a Grover Norquist breakfast gathering here in January. In Variety's account of the speech, Gore said that D.C. conservatives "stood up afterward and said, 'You're absolutely right.' "
How many conservatives? Three people at the convention tell us Gore left the distinct impression he received multiple kudos, "many" in Variety's telling. That got a chuckle from the breakfast club, whose members recall a polite response but only one attendee approaching Gore with praise. Gore's people deny any hyperbole, saying he never claimed more than one enviro-conversion at the meal and may have been misquoted. His documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," hits theaters in May.
Among Al's many memorable tirades, the one that's emblazoned most permanently on my retinae and ear drums is the "HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS!" anti-Bush tantrum. You know, the one when he pronounces the last word "FYURS!" It's an amusing turn that his newest meandering fugue is nothing more than a big fear-play of his own. The only difference is he's not wringing his hands over terrorist threats or the nuclear designs of rogue nations, but whether we buy enough recycled toilet paper and feel guilty enough about driving our cars.
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