Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Of course, this is assuming we don't have a brokered convention...

Obama Would Consider Gore for Major Post

By Devlin Barratt, AP

WALLINGFORD, Pa. -- Democrat Barack Obama says as president he would consider putting Al Gore in a Cabinet-level position -- or higher.

A woman at a town hall asked the Illinois senator if elected president would he consider tapping the former vice president for his Cabinet, or an even higher level office, to address global warming.

"I would," Obama said. "Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues but climate change is real."

Gore, who's work on climate change earned him a Nobel Prize, is popular among Democrats.

Blogger's Note: That last sentence has to be the stupidest, most insipid thing written and published anywhere in the world this week.

Blogger's Another Note: My bud in Sin City, Mozam, examines the most important issue facing us today -- which presidential candidate most supports cycling. Check his post out here. Be sure to follow his links too -- they're pretty good.


Blogger A Midnight Rider said...

I found you blog today and have to say that I like it a lot. The content, the style, the politics etc. I'll be a regular.

See you around.

1:22 PM, April 02, 2008  
Blogger A Midnight Rider said...

p.s. I don't think there is any way around a brokered convention. Neither candidate can accrue enough delegates to win the nomination outright.

I'm a Hillary fan, but either will do just fine. Anyone but Crazy McCain.

1:52 PM, April 02, 2008  
Anonymous Pansy Palmetto said...

Aaackkkk! re Hillary. This is how bad it is: my mother-in-law...a dyed in the wool total whore for all things Wellesley (Class of '39 in godsaveusall psycho-ology--eek!) NOT voting for Hillary.

What, pray tell, is wrong with that picture? We relatives (only because it's the damn law) of mother in law are all utterly shocked at her total betrayal to
(1) Wellesley; (2) a woman; (3) but especially a Wellesley woman!

Yes, one hopes one does not and should not vote based only on gender/race but better many things than Krazie Hillary.

8:28 PM, April 02, 2008  
Blogger Mozam said...

Hey, I have a laptop and I'm good with PowerPoint! Can I have a Nobel Peace Prize? I also stayed in a Holiday Inn express last night and sent in my ten dollars for a degree in Environmental Engineering! I'm voting for the one who supports cycling as a means of alternative transportation. See my Blog and I raise your Blog!

6:29 AM, April 04, 2008  
Blogger Howard said...

Hey Mozam, I watched An Inconvenient Truth again last night on DVD and you're treading on thin ice, my friend, thin ice... Literally, if you heard about the ice shelf that let go in Antarctica last week, with another one set to go, and then recall that in An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore specifically says that the number one area to watch in the entire world for signs of global warming is this particular ice, then your eyes should be opened wider to what's happening... in slow motion for us humans, but in blazing fast motion in geologic time. BTW, it's the Antarctic and Greenland ice that'll raise the ocean levels in coming decades. Of course, the price of gas by then will be astronomical... if you can wait that long in the gas lines for it... and raising coastlines will be the least of your and my worries. And then with the economy going into a Subprime-directed Depression -- with a "Depr", not just a "Rec" -- the distractions from global warming will just keep on coming.

It's good to keep some perspective on these things.

10:38 AM, April 04, 2008  
Blogger Mozam said...

Yo, my eyes are wide open. It is the messenger I have a problem with. He get's a medal? For what? I was in East Germany just after the wall came down, near a town call Preshin, 12 miles from the Polish border. The East Germans dumped their used oil, trucks, and other disgarded stuff in farmer's fields to get rid of them. It took the German's years to just make the land habitalble again. I also have a friend who was Gore's military attache when he was VP. He had nothing good to say about the man. I also have a friend who is an expert on China. He said, "If you think global warming is a problem now, wait until every Chinaman wants a Hyundai in his drive way." Think about that for a few moments. Our problem is the third world and developing countries, not the USA. Look how well our foreign policy is going these days. That outta open your eyes! OK. back to the regularly scheduled bike riding sarcastic Mozam.

5:06 PM, April 04, 2008  
Blogger Howard said...


My father, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences, now retired, testified before Senate hearings on Global Warming in Washington D.C. in the mid-1980s, and came away more impressed by another human being in his entire life when he met Al Gore in those hearings, answered his most excellent questions, and then had a chance to talk with him afterwards.

My father, a life-long Republican until then, became an Al Gore fan ever since because of his life-long devotion to stopping the greatest man-made threat to life on the planet since the last major wave of extinctions wiped out most of the large-scale life on the planet 65 million years ago. The man deserves every medal the world can think to give him.

My father's impression of Al Gore trumps your friend's.

As for China (and India) rapidly industrializing, there's not enough energy to go around before it gets too serious. Demand will only increase while supplies have already peaked (re: all my blog references to Peak Oil), driving prices up, leaving the available supplies of petroleum and natural gas to those willing to pay through the nose for it... or fight for it.

War in the Middle East anyone?

8:44 AM, April 05, 2008  

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