ubikcan

May 23, 2007

Al Gore fires back

Filed under: politics — ubikcan @ 7:30 am

Al Gore’s new book, the Assault on Reason, is irritating the Bush administration.

Tony Snowe, the WH Press Secretary (oh, CJ, where have you gone?) said “I don’t know if they’re going to do a reprinting of the book to try to get the facts straight. The fact-checkers may have to take a look at it.

On a conference call yesterday Gore said “This book, unlike the President’s State of the Union Address, has been fact-checked.”

Taylor Marsh has more.

I have not yet got a copy of the book, but I was struck by this comment left at MyDD:

Really gives me the sense that the tide may truly be turning in the battle for the American soul. A coherent response to the media “freak show” has been coalescing for some time now, especially within the progressive blogosphere, but I think Gore just took it to the next level.

What h’s talking about is in part blogging, but also a new way of conducting political debate by taking it beyond sound bites. I think there is a lot of yearning for this, even if it’s still an ideal at the moment.

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1 Comment »

  1. GORE TENDS TO GET THINGS RIGHT.

    Gore grasped the significance of the Internet and was active in the legislation of the Internet years before most of us had even heard of the Internet.

    Gore was one of only two Democratic Senators who voted in support of Desert Storm

    Gore applauded Bush’s invasion of Afganistan.

    In numerous major speeches starting in September 2002, Gore opposed the Iraq invasion. This was at a time when Bush misled 70% of Americans into believing that Iraq had something to do with 9/11.

    Gore probably got it right about global warming.

    George W. Bush was a drifter with a drinking problem until he was 40 and then a serially failing businessman until the Neocons propped him up as their front- first in the largely ceremonial Governorship of Texasand then in the White House where he served as a front for the Neoconservative cabal carrying out the agenda of PNAC.

    Comment by gasdocpol — May 23, 2007 @ 8:31 am


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