Why Was Al Gore There?


“The lawmakers gazed in awe at the figure before them. The Goracle had seen the future, and he had come to tell them about it.”

That’s how Dana Milbank starts a report on a recent appearance by Al Gore before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The story is With Al Due Respect, We’re Doomed. Read it, and ask yourselves a few questions, such as: Why is this matter being discussed before this particular committee? Why is Al Gore testifying on this matter? And why do these senators say the things they do: “I’m not questioning you; I’m questioning myself. … Will you join me this summer at the Jersey Shore? … The little snow in Washington does nothing to diminish the reality of the crisis. … And if we have the dire circumstances we’re facing, we need to find every way to skin every cat.”


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