AL GORE NUTTINESS ROUNDUP
Gore has really been on fire lately. And of course by fire, I mean he's told so many lies that his pants have actually caught on fire. No, seriously. This guy is wacked-out of his friggin skull. What kind of "leader" does everything in his power to tear down America's image, on foreign soil, in front of Muslim's who hate us anyway? Anyway, thanks to Ghost at RMN, here is a good round-up of recent reaction to the wild, untamed beast known as "GORE"...
Should we prosecute sedition?
Last Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore spoke before the Jiddah Economic Forum. He told the mostly Saudi audience that the United States had committed "terrible atrocities" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He stated that Arabs had been "indiscriminately rounded up" and detained in "unforgivable conditions." He criticized America's new immigration policy, which more carefully scrutinizes Saudi visas, explaining, "The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake." Finally, he concluded, "There have been terrible abuses, and it's wrong. … I want you to know that it does not represent the desires or wishes or feelings of the majority of the citizens of my country."
HE'S BEEN CRAZY FOR A WHILE NOW
As we and others have repeatedly noted, one of the major unreported stories of the last week was Al Gore's anti-American speech in Saudi Arabia. I've shaken my head in wonderment over what could have caused Gore to go so far over the top. Money, sure: the Saudis paid him more than a quarter of a million dollars. But they would have paid him even if he hadn't betrayed his country. To the extent that he did, anyway.
Al Gore, Lost in translation
It has been reported, in the back channels between the kitchen and the larder, that it all began with a problem in translation for Al Gore and his loyal staff in the high end hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, what with all the varsity wait staff and room service folks out of town participating in the ongoing cartoon rampage in neighboring Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
Al Gore's diminished capacity
The more Al Gore opens his mouth, the more grateful Americans should be that he didn't win the presidency in 2000. Normally his rants sound like sour grapes and can be ignored, or relegated to the Jimmy Carter school of bitterness, but not lately.
What is Al Gore thinking?
It's tough being a politician. The tape recorders always seem to be on, catching the kinds of gaffes, flubs and misstatements that the rest of us less-than-perfect orators -- blessedly free of these relentless electronic Boswells -- can far more easily laugh off. Whole Web sites, whole books have been devoted to the verbal mishaps of folks like former Vice President Dan Quayle, who once managed to transpose the well-known advertising slogan of the United Negro College Fund into: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is." But that doesn't seem to be what's going on this month with the former standard bearers of the Democratic Party.
. . . with sour grapes of wrath
The more Al Gore opens his mouth, the more grateful Americans should be he didn't win the presidency in 2000. Normally his rants sound like sour grapes and can be ignored, or relegated to the Jimmy Carter school of bitterness. But not lately. Last Sunday, Mr. Gore spoke to the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia. He trashed his country on the soil of one of the world's most repressive regimes -- a monarchy that incubated 15 of the 19 hijackers who killed 3,000 people in America on September 11, 2001, and is the homeland of Osama bin Laden.
Thank goodness he isn't president
Al Gore continues to give us reasons to give thanks that he was not elected president in 2000. Last month, he told an audience in Washington, D.C., that President Bush "has been breaking the law repeatedly and persistently" and "is a threat to the very structure of our government." He called for hearings into the "serious allegations of criminal behavior" on the part of President Bush. Gore previously accused Bush of operating "a gulag" and of bringing "deep dishonor to our country."