The Failure of Al Gore Part Three: Singing the Climate Blues | Via Meadia

I’m guessing I’m the only human being alive who finished up the third part of Walter Russel Mead’s devastating critique of Albert Gore while knee-deep in watching the film version of The Notebook for the first time, but I’m the kind of man that likes to stack his tragedies.

The beginning of Mead’s third essay is excerpted below, but I recommend reading the whole thing. I hate Albert Gore, what he stands for and what he’s, um, worked for. Mead is a helluva lot more fair-minded than I have been in writing about Gore over the past decade, so with that said, check out the whole thing.

Some readers are wondering why I am spending so much time analyzing the political problems of a former vice president.  It is not out of any personal animus toward Mr. Gore.  Though I’m not expecting any invitations to any of Mr. Gore’s lovely homes, the doors to the stately Mead manor in glamorous Queens are always open should the ex-Veep want to drop in for a hot cup of joe.My interest in the decay of the former vice president’s public position is partly because — like Jimmy Carter — he has had such an active post-Washington career.  Not even Ronald Reagan won an Oscar, and Reagan though he deserved it never got a Nobel.  Gore’s signature issue, the climate, is a major one, and Al Gore has been at the center of the most important movement of international civil society since the Nuclear Freeze movement of the 1980s.

via The Failure of Al Gore Part Three: Singing the Climate Blues | Via Meadia.

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