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Old 07-22-2008, 05:36 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
He's a politician, so I think that's an oxymoron :-)

As for the rest of the Gore-bashing... Well, anyone want to try arguing that Bush & company aren't a bunch of rich elitists? Or that Obama, Clinton, or whoever you care to name doesn't have a bunch of rich, elitist friends?
The issue was hypocrisy involving conservation, not elitism per se. The issue with Gore is that he lectured everyone about conserving energy, and used examples of buying cfl’s. When it was found that he used enough electricity in one month to power the average home for a year (or something like that), he claimed he had green credits. Once the embarrassment of that comment hit him (everyone is on the same grid there), he said that he intended to install cfl’s, as if that would solve the problem.

Frankly, I'm glad he's encouraging people to conserve. I also think that his public presence demands that in some ways he will live differently than the general population. I also embrace his general attitude towards solving the country's problem. I just can't take him seriously.

Last edited by Arminius; 07-22-2008 at 06:24 PM..
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