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An Inconvenient Wait : Gore-Clinton in '08

by P. Silva (writer), NYC, May 23, 2007

Somebody needs to bitch slap Al Gore. How can someone so hell bent on saving the planet deny the catastrophe right in his own backyard? Before we can save the world, we need to save our country. It's a simple matter of prioritizing. Much like the effects of global warming so prevalent on his plate, America is suffering for the sins of the father and needs his help. No more Monday morning quarterbacking. No more appearances on Saturday Night Live, despite their comedic value. The White House has been gang-banged by a revolving door of incompetents since you packed up your pet rock paper weight and vamoosed, Mr. Former Next President.

The current crop of delegates with their eye on the prize are analogously brimming with delusions of grandeur if they think they have what it takes to bring us back from Dubya's debacle. Sadly, it really doesn't matter which of these nimrods lead us out of the frying pan and into the fire. We may as well just draw straws in lieu of voting (the republican's knack of bamboozling us repeatedly, notwithstanding). Most informed Americans are aware of the fleecing of the last two elections, the manufacture of an illegal war, and the outright contempt to give anyone who didn't already hate us a laundry list of reasons to do so.

Now that the elephant is finally primed to leave the building, the democrats' most promising frontrunners, two of which didn't even have the right to vote during the lifespan of some of today's registered voters, are poised to reclaim the oval office. But, to what avail? It is more plausible that the republicans will lose the election as opposed to the democrats actually winning it. So, where does that leave us?

Help me Obi Wan, you're our only hope. The bottom line... Our country needs you, Mr. Gore. You've raised awareness to your cause and made it our cause. You won the Oscar. You won the eye of a nation and achieved bipartisan status in the process. For chrissakes, you already won the election the first time around. Do us all a solid and take back what was rightfully yours in the first place! Ease Hillary into the captain's chair and offer her the co-pilot's seat. Why even gamble with the closed minded mentality of voters from yesteryear who potentially won't see beyond the flesh? It would truly suck if the focal point of the next election was clouded by the "are we ready" mind-set. We need to focus on cleaning up this mess, not the sex, race or creed of our leaders. Let's wage another Gore-Clinton victory! It was a pretty good one-two punch the first time around. A guy can dream, can't he?


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5 comments on An Inconvenient Wait : Gore-Clinton in '08

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By Hunter Addams on May 27, 2007 at 02:04 am
Riight, lets give him the White House. This is the same man who said all these "global warming" problems could have been avoided had we changed the worlds habitual pollution 10 or 15 years ago. I do believe 15 years ago, he was entering the White House himself. Where was he then to be the champion to save the world? Where was he back then, fighting the good fight to end the co2 emissions? Oh, thats right. He was sitting back helping his buddy Bill cover up his rampant bombing of the middle east with his extra-marital affairs. And lets give the co-captains seat to the woman who has paid off girls to keep them quiet about their accusations of her hubby raping them. American Politics.. You can't make this stuff up.
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By P. Silva on May 27, 2007 at 10:15 am
Excuse me, "Hunter", but you need to get your facts straight. Gore was indeed involved in the environment before he even entered the White House. To answer your question of "Where was he then to be the champion to save the world?" He was on the NY Times Bestseller list for his book "Earth in The Balance". I'll give you one guess what that book was about. It would be easy to leave you with that, but I feel someone needs to further educate you on the subject so you may avoid further embarrassment in the future. For instance, while in Congress, Gore was calling for the reduction of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases as far back as the 1970's. He sponsered hearings on Global Warming in the 1980's and launched the Globe Program in the 1990's. Your Hillary remark is almost as entertaining. So, who would "Hunter" have run the country I wonder? Politics is a dirty game. One can only hope to elect leaders with the least amount of dirt on their hands. American Politics.. Apparently you can make this stuff up.
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By Hunter Addams on May 27, 2007 at 12:06 pm
Well, first things first, I apologize if I sounded like I was attacking you and your stance. I wasn't attacking, but I'm not making it up either. I'm also not saying he did nothing for the environment. What I am saying, is that as the Vice-President for 8 years, I think he could have done a hell of a lot more with his position and power. He wrote some books and held a few hearings on toxic waste and global warming, but he didn't do this while in the VP office. Ten years ago, when he was in office, the Kyoto Protocol was written, and although Gore signed it, it was never given to the congress for proper ratification. The US being the largest contributor of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, I think it would have set a hell of an example to pass it here and show the world that it can and should be done. Meanwhile, 165+ countries have since signed and ratified it, and the Us still hasn't. Why didn't he push to have it ratified? He writes his books, he gives a few speeches, releases a documentary.. but, in my opinion, he had the largest soap box on earth for 8 years, and failed to fully utilize it. I do agree that he has had an impact, but why is it that most people didn't know about his environmental cares before the movie came out? Who I would want in office? At the moment, Ron Paul is my choice. In the last election, I liked Howard Dean. Not that he's the greatest person (or choice) on earth, but I liked his energy and positive attitude. I do think though, that was more for the fact that I would have loved to see him in a real debate with Bush, then start yelling and screaming in his direction. Could have made for the most entertaining debate in history. I would have really liked for Michael Badnarik to have won, but there was no way a Libertarian candidate was gonna win the Oval Office. As far as the dirty game of politics, maybe it's time that voting for the lesser of two evils ended, as the last election seemed to boil down to. Gore is a much better choice than Bush and both of the Clintons, but I still dont think he's the best choice.
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By P. Silva on May 27, 2007 at 01:42 pm
Fair enough, but I think you're missing the point of the article which was actually critical of Gore for not taking the reigns when we need a competent leader who has the support of a country behind him. Having a book on the NY Times bestseller list (which was released as he entered the vice presidency) should validate that people were aware of his environmental cares. Just because his face wasn't plastered on billboards like they are today, doesn't mean he didn't utilize his position. He's in a different arena today. In regards to the Kyoto ratification, you can blame that jackass Bush for the delay. Gore did push for it and had he not had the presidency stolen away, I'm confident that things would be different. My Hillary reference in the equation, as with Obama, was to offset the fact that if elected as commander in chief, the country would be potentionally more divided or distracted by hers/his historical triumph than the problems at hand. Hillary was a powerful first lady and my personal opinion is that the role of a VP would be a familiar position for her and potentially establish her next run. Although I believe the republicans do not have a snowball's chance in hell of retaining the white house after the next election, I agree that Ron Paul is their only worthwhile contender. He certainly looks good on paper. Compared to guys like Rudy, he's the second coming. Look, the article itself was admittedly a pipedream, not something I would assume would happen. Hence the "a guy can dream" ending. Take from it what you will. Gore has already said he won't run. Peace.
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By Edward on May 11, 2008 at 03:01 pm

Bitch slap! Gang-banged!  And what a topic they are used in!  Well done.

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