June 24, 2011

The Public Evisceration of Al Gore: "It is hard to think of any recent failure in international politics this comprehensive, this swift, this humiliating."


Must Read: Walter Russell Mead is burying Al Gore (and not a moment too soon) inThe Failure of Al Gore: Part One | Via Meadia

Once out of office, he assumed the leadership of the global green movement, steering that movement into a tsunami of defeat that, when the debris is finally cleared away, will loom as one of the greatest failures of civil society in all time. Gore has the Midas touch in reverse; objects of great value (Nobel prizes, Oscars) turn dull and leaden at his touch.... Al Gore can consume more carbon than whole villages in the developing world. He can consume more electricity than most African schools, incur more carbon debt with one trip in a private plane than most of the earth’s toiling billions will pile up in a lifetime — and he doesn’t worry. A father of four, he can lecture the world on the perils of overpopulation.
When it comes to beheading a fat, fraudulent liar in public, it just doesn't get better than this. And it is only "Part 1." I can only hope that the other parts come complete with a wooden stake and a sledge hammer.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 24, 2011 7:35 PM
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The Inconvenient Truth?
The Goreacle is a carbon pig!

Posted by: Jimmy J. at June 24, 2011 10:02 PM

An excellent analysis of Gore's failings.

The Achilles heel of environmentalism in politics has always been its association with upper crust ‘starve the peasants to save the pheasants’ thinking.

And underlying this is the fact that contemporary American environmentalism is anti-human (save the planet, kill the babies).

Posted by: RandomThoughts at June 24, 2011 10:12 PM

I thought he was all too kind to Gore, nor does he have quite the knack of slipping the stiletto into the kidney while wreathed in smiles. But it will do.

Posted by: chuck at June 24, 2011 10:16 PM

Hey! Is that Palin in the back of the choir?

Posted by: chuck at June 24, 2011 10:19 PM

From the very beginning, Gore has been one of the main weak points of "environmentalism". It's just too bad it's taken this long for people to start attacking him.

If I agreed that there was a problem, Al Gore would not be the last person I'd ask to help solve it. He wouldn't even be on the list.


Posted by: Ric Locke at June 25, 2011 7:07 AM

In his heroic and selfless crusade for environmental Truth, Gore will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship. Except inconvenience.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at June 25, 2011 7:34 AM

don't do as i do, do as i say.

father knows best, ya pillock.

Posted by: pdwalker at June 25, 2011 9:09 AM

Perhaps our Poet Laureate Gore will grace us with another tome of verse and call it The Truth of Inconvience.

Posted by: Jewel at June 25, 2011 9:27 AM

The Goreacle, may the green be upon him, is an alchemist.
He turns gold into lead, green into s**t brown, truth into fiction, and AGW into a joke.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at June 25, 2011 9:39 AM

Dear Gerard,


Fat Albert

Posted by: Big Al On Fire at June 25, 2011 11:45 AM

I agree with chuck about lacking the "knack of slipping the stiletto into the kidney;" but sometimes being magisterial cuts deeper. Anything that makes that sob bleed out works for me.

Posted by: Rodger Schultz at June 25, 2011 11:47 PM

And to think that the crazed sex poodle almost became President. That would have almost as catastrophic as what we have now.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at June 27, 2011 2:43 PM