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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Al Gore at the University of Miami




The day before President Bill Clinton's scheduled appearance!

Tickets already sold out, before I even got a chance to apply for them...

But man, are the University of Miami and Dr. Shalala doing everything they can, to raise political awareness towards the Democratic side, this year, or what?

On the other hand, maybe it's a cagey move by our former Vice-President, who is said to be on the outs with both Clintons, husband and wife.

He doesn't want them to grab all the local Miami limelight, from his possible re-run for the White House.

Or maybe he just wants to get more Oscar votes.

More Info: Al Gore Talks About An Inconvenient Truth to UM

UPDATE: You know how much I love films, and I have only seen snippets of an Incontinent Truth so far, so technically, you might think I would be more interested in this presentation, than the former President's, right?

Plus, there's no pesky moral question with Al Gore such as what fellow blogger, JSU, brought up, you know?

But no. Honestly, if I had to choose, I'd choose to go see President Clinton.

That really says it all, even 7 years later.

As a commenter in the Howard Dean-Joe Trippi Blog for America (!) said back in 2004, "This guy stinks of loser".

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12 Comments:

  • Gore's had his moments. But it looks like he had his personality knocked out of him by his overly ambitious father.

    By Blogger JSU, at Thu Feb 22, 12:56:00 am GMT-5  

  • I can't believe I stopped by your blog before going to sleep and I had to see Gore! I hope I don't have nightmares!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Thu Feb 22, 01:28:00 am GMT-5  

  • He sure doesn't look like that picture these days. Put on a lot of weight, I think. When I saw the picture of him with Richard Branson a couple of weeks ago, I was startled when three things came to mind: "The Manchurian Candidate," the late Kim Il-Sung, and "The Great Dictator." Then I realized Gore looked almost Asian because his face was so puffy his eyes were very narrow, and the close-up, what looks like a globe next to Gore had reminded my subconcious of Charlie Chaplin and the spinning globe in "The Great Dictator." In fact, I saved the close-up with the idea of posting about this when I had the time.

    Oh, by the way, I agree with you - far more interesting to hear Clinton than Gore. Clinton is very impressive in person.

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Thu Feb 22, 01:50:00 am GMT-5  

  • I knew it, Gore and Clinton at UM now got me to thinking about your earlier post about Shalala and Reno!!! Now I will definitely have nightmares!!!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Thu Feb 22, 01:53:00 am GMT-5  

  • Quoting from JSU's link:

    "That's a no-brainer. Of course it's a violation of international law, that's why it's a covert action. The guy is a terrorist. Go grab his ass."

    That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, Algore!

    Where were these cojones when you were talking about lockboxes and sheah like that?

    And yes, he's the victim of a "son of a famous father".

    Unlike Lord Mountbatten, he didn't try to outstrip his old man, character-wise.

    He is content to honour him by being the perpetual Student Body president until the end of his days.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 22, 02:13:00 am GMT-5  

  • I can't believe I stopped by your blog before going to sleep and I had to see Gore! I hope I don't have nightmares!

    Al Gore is better than Stilton before bed.

    Suffer!

    I knew it, Gore and Clinton at UM now got me to thinking about your earlier post about Shalala and Reno!!! Now I will definitely have nightmares!!!

    Por tu madre, now I'm going to have nightmares too!

    BTW, Renato and I just saw Cocaine Cowboys, and I cannot believe that you, Robert, and others survived that period here in Miami, unscathed.

    Or my parents, post-1982!

    Anyway, there was a very brief glimpse of Janet Reno in the documentary, showing her looking young and pretty.

    And by young and pretty, I mean butch and ugly.

    Reno is about 6'1. Shalala is about 4'11".

    Happy dreaming, Jose!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 22, 02:17:00 am GMT-5  

  • He sure doesn't look like that picture these days. Put on a lot of weight, I think.

    He's been on the Yo-Yo Diet since the Supreme Court decided against him.

    Remember when he resurfaced after a long period away from the public eye, with a scraggly beard and looking like he had gained 80 lbs?

    Well, he lost the weight for a while after his stint as Columbia Prez, but I think he's regained a LOT of it.

    I think after the 2000 debacle, he had a serious nervous breakdown, but that's just an impression.

    When I saw the picture of him with Richard Branson a couple of weeks ago, I was startled when three things came to mind: "The Manchurian Candidate," the late Kim Il-Sung, and "The Great Dictator." Then I realized Gore looked almost Asian because his face was so puffy his eyes were very narrow, and the close-up, what looks like a globe next to Gore had reminded my subconcious of Charlie Chaplin and the spinning globe in "The Great Dictator." In fact, I saved the close-up with the idea of posting about this when I had the time.

    LOL! Quite true.

    To me, I don't associate globeness with Vice-President Gore.

    To me, his face is as boxy as an '86 Volvo.

    But yes, he looks Chinese with that blubber on him now.

    Oh, by the way, I agree with you - far more interesting to hear Clinton than Gore. Clinton is very impressive in person.

    I'm still working my angles, and insider connexions.

    Gore's pretty much out, but we'll see for Clinton.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 22, 02:21:00 am GMT-5  

  • P.S. Drop by my place and take a gander at the beauty I ran across today. (Be sure to click on the top left picture and see it up close and personal.) My dad would have loved it. And yes, it was one of those "Wait 'til I show this to... Oh. Uh." moments when I saw it. The first, in fact.

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Thu Feb 22, 02:28:00 am GMT-5  

  • Oops, maybe the lower right one is the best pic after all. I'm so busy thinking about remortgaging the house to get one that I'm misspelling words everywhere and not really concentrating on what I am doing.

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Thu Feb 22, 02:33:00 am GMT-5  

  • P.S. Drop by my place and take a gander at the beauty I ran across today. (Be sure to click on the top left picture and see it up close and personal.) My dad would have loved it. And yes, it was one of those "Wait 'til I show this to... Oh. Uh." moments when I saw it. The first, in fact.

    I loved it! I can't believe it's not a vintage car.

    Guys, you have to check this car out in IR's blog.

    Okay, this is the million dollar question (or is that the 100,000 dollar question? ;):

    Will you be buying one? Or try to?

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 22, 03:41:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Personally, I have very mixed feelings about Al Gore. His tenure as VP was the first time the Vice President's quarters was actually closed to soon to be deploying Military American Diplomats and their spouses, though we were given the opportunity to drive by it. But I will say "An Inconvenient Truth" was very good and I like to see someone who has left the leadership role yet still take the opportunity to work for the improvement of the world at large. And as much as I admire and respect the Clintons, as I truly believe they are a strong team, if I had to chose between befriending a Gore or a Clinton, I think the Gore's are more trustworthy. Unfortunately, that doesn't always make a better leader, but it makes a better friend. Thanks for allowing me to ramble.

    As always, love your blog!..Caroline

    By Blogger Caroline, at Fri Feb 23, 08:01:00 am GMT-5  

  • Hey, I stumbled across your blog while searching for news about Gores talk. I'm a student at UM, and I loved his talk... until the end that is. My friend and I wanted him to speak more about his cherished Kyoto Protocol that he champions so much, and we are working with other students to see about getting it passed in the state. However, when asked to sign our petition, he offered 'to look at it', and we never got it back. Also, when I asked him how we could reinforce the Kyoto Protocol and make companies follow the emmisions reductions the treaty asked for, he completely dodged the question. COMPLETELY. He gave me a random answer about fear and public awareness instead of having the balls to state how we can make companies follow the rules. He's definitely charismatic, but you have to remember he's still a polotician- he wasn't willing to risk actually supporting the petition and angering the companies producing greenhouse gases. Trust his warning about global warming, but don't trust his intentions!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Mar 06, 12:22:00 am GMT-5  

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