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Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gore's Fever Gate Sideshow

"See the live killer rats from the sewers of Paris." Blah, blah, blah. That's what the speaker used to blare at the local fair when one passed by that particular exhibit back in the 70s. Gore's appearance on Capitol Hill today reminded me of that. This was a necessary evil when you have two parties with little credibility as a body. The Republicans felt obligated to show up less they take a pounding in the media for not doing so.

First of all, where in the Constitution does it state Congress shall protect the unionees from application of excessive suntan lotion? Secondly, to be a "global warming" spokesperson before Congress would hopefully require more background training in areas Gore has never dabbled. Ideally a panel representing both side of the issue would show up and not just a PR flak ala Gore.

If one convinces the masses he has the answers that can allay man's fears, whether he has them or not, he can get a lot of bling passing through his hands. With Fever Gate Gore is simply leveraging his celebrity status to gain authority he hoped to get via the election of '00. Power hungriness requires the equivalent of multiplied Big Macs before that feeling goes away.

The Republicans should have peppered Gore with questions he couldn't understand to completely discredit him before his pensive audience. But, they didn't. This wasn't Ali-Frazier but rather Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots in action.

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