Monday, February 13, 2006

The Gorebot Speaks

I have a problem with Al Gore, and it's not just his politics. There's just something...not right about the guy. You can see it in his face. Maybe the whole "never getting to be President" thing has finally gotten to him. Keep in mind, Al's been pining for the Oval Office since 1988; you just know a thing like that has got to eat at a person...

Source: AP

See what I mean?

To me, Al gives the appearance of being a man who is convinced the TV is talking to him, telling him the world was wrong to deny him the presidency. While the rest of the world hears Regis Philbin gush about the latest couple to be voted off of "Skating with the Stars", Al hears Kelly Ripa telling him, "fear not my darling...soon the world will bow down before you!"

That's at least as good an explanation as any for this:

Gore Decries Treatment of Arabs Post 9-11
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Former Vice President Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.
Al! Do you really think throwing the U.S. under the bus of Mid-East relations is really such a good idea, especially now with the Muslim world already so inflammed? Do you know the meaning of the word "irresponsible"? How about "disloyal"? How about "SHUT UP"?

Why does Al continue to enjoy a spot on the political stage? Why do people continue to care about his take on things? I could understand it if maybe he had actually made it to the White House; as it stands, he's nothing but a wannabe, an also-ran. Still, he's given the opportunity to spew this kind of nonsense:

Gore said Arabs had been "indiscriminately rounded up" and held in "unforgivable" conditions. The former vice president said the Bush administration was playing into al-Qaida's hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications.
Huh? Where was I when they threw up the Arab internment camps to house all of these poor detained Arabs? "Playing into al-Qaida's hands" by blocking Saudi visa applications? How so, Al?
"The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake," Gore said during the Jiddah Economic Forum. "The worst thing we can possibly do is to cut off the channels of friendship and mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and the United States."
So, all but two of the 9-11 hijackers were Saudi, but the U.S. is being "thoughtless" by making it tougher for more Saudis to enter the country?

In all seriousness, I get a cold chill when I think how close this idiot came to being in the White House. God only knows what Arab dialect we'd all be speaking by now.

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