Yesterday, or maybe the night before, I was pursuing the Internet, running through the stream of political blogs, and I hit upon the news of Al Gore’s utility bill — which is meant to relay the proof of his hypocrisy.
And I knew right then and there that we have a canard. I have a vague memory of reading or hearing that Al Gore basically used renewable energy and did indeed “walk the talk”, but that was not what set me off to the reply of “Ugh”
This is a news item fit for bloviating into conservative talk radio, perfectly timed for his Oscar victory. It is an “ugh” moment, because I can see the strings and the mechinations that brought this story out to us.
Armed with Gore’s utility bills for the last two years, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research charged Monday that the gas and electric bills for the former vice president’s 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours.
“The Tennessee Center for Policy Research”? I have never heard of it. It appears to be an organized recently organized for the express purpose of releasing a press release about Al Gore’s utility bill. There is a disturbing insinuation about it, which comes when the spokesman for “The Tennessee Center for Releasing a Press Release about Al Gore’s Utility Bill” — was rebuffed by some of the facts about Al Gore’s estate. The reply boiled down to: “He has an electronic garage door opener!” There’s this item on the Internet, from the early mid 90s, which is: “Al Gore — or The Unabomber” — the idea is you have passaged from Earth in the Balance and from the Manifesto and — Ha Ha! Can you tell the difference? The… Tennessee Center for Blah Blah Blah seems to buy into the propaganda that Al Gore would have us live like Ted Kaczynski, and the details of Al Gore’s energy consumption — which is he does indeed walk the walk as well as anyone can — is immaterial.
Maybe President Al Gore can stick back the Solar Panels off the White House that Ronald Reagan took down from Jimmy Carter’s occupancy. Or was that already done?