Friday, May 25, 2007

Trivialities and Nonsense

It used to be that I could hardly stand Al Gore -- now I still can't stand him but I think he's hilarious...

Al Gore slams 'trivialities and nonsense' in news media

May 25 05:03 PM US/Eastern

Former US vice president Al Gore on Friday criticized the "trivialities and nonsense" of celebrity gossip in the media and called on people to focus instead on issues like Iraq and climate change....

...He lamented what he described as the "destruction of the boundary between news and entertainment"....

...recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in drawing attention to climate change....

The climate is a changing,
There's little doubt of that.
And there's lots of speculation
That Al will toss his hat
Into the race for President.
I doubt that is his goal;
His eye's on something bigger
To satisfy his soul.

He sees himself as savior
Of this place we call the earth.
And if we'll only worship him
It'll increase his net worth.
We must focus on his every word
'Cause it will serve him well;
And maybe even win him
The Peace Prize by Nobel.

But that's not all he's after.
He wants Hillary to win
So that she can name him
Ambassador to the UN
Where he will guide the nations
Through the future suffering
Until they bow before him
And proclaim him their king.

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." ___ Abraham Lincoln


MotherPie said...

Al Gore spoke Thursday night at the 92nd Street Y. I wasn't there, but could see the crowd gathered from our residence. I have almost completed his book just out. Having just finished my media studies graduate program, what he writes about television and its impact on democracy and politics is probably the best written summary (at the front and back of his book) that I have read. He makes excellent excellent points about the potential vibrancy of our democracy and our current couch potato passive electorate that can be manipulated with media and who get most of their "news" from tv but are fed gossip news rather than news that impacts our civil society.

Having said that, it is surprising how he smashes the current administration and he lashes out with some good points.

The politics of book publishing, or political book publishing and this relatively new impact and presence during election cycles is another media phenomenon.

I know you are a supporter of Fred Thompson... my interest is more in political media manipulation, pr and political communication than the politics of individual candidates but I find it very interesting what Gore has done by first developing an issue platform (global warming) and now a book. I find it worth a read because he has a long memory with his father's congressional service and his own congressional/vp experience.

Well, that's all of my blah-blah blog comment. I linked to you today.


Incognito said...

Love the poem, :-) but I still think he's gonna run. I might have to eat my hat.

Panhandle Poet said...

Mother Pie: Gore may be the most electable of the current Deocratic field. I think he would be disastrous for the country -- especially given a Democrat controlled Congress. I think the economy would "tank" and we would take long steps toward Socialism. His is a mentality of fear; we need a mentality of abundance.

Incognito: I think he'll run -- or, he will throw the weight of his endorsement behind the front-runner at a late date in exchange for the U.N. post.