Gore And UK Panel Wins Nobel!

12Oct07

Al Gore is a personal hero of mine as one of the few public personaes in recent memory to dare stand up for what they believe in. No concessions for “practicality.” No cave ins for cash.

And so, despite a last minute attempt to derail his chances, Al gets his Nobel prize

Stick THAT in your craw (or up someplace.. where ever it bests fits) wealthy capitalistic interests!
xD

EDIT: This is via talkingpointsmemo.

There are several layers of irony and poetic justice wrapped into this honor. The first is that the greatest step for world peace would simply have been for Gore not to have had the presidency stolen from him in November 2000. By every just measure, Gore won the presidency in 2000 only to have George W. Bush steal it from him with the critical assistance of the US Supreme Court. It’s worth taking a few moments today to consider where the country and world would be without that original sin of this corrupt presidency.

And yet this is a fitting bookend, with Gore receiving this accolade while the sitting president grows daily an object of greater disapproval, disapprobation and collective shame. And let’s not discount another benefit: watching the rump of the American right detail the liberal bias of the Nobel Committee and at this point I guess the entire world. Fox News vs. the world.

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