January 29, 2006

Al Gore: A ranting madman -- again

Man, if it isn't here in (and about) our own country, it's our neighbors'. This time, the target of lost-his-marbles Al Gore is the newly-elected conservative government in Canada. Or, as Gore calls it, "the ultra-conservative" government:

Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore has accused the oil industry of financially backing the Tories and their "ultra-conservative leader" to protect its stake in Alberta's lucrative oilsands.

Canadians, Gore said, should vigilantly keep watch over prime minister-designate Stephen Harper because he has a pro-oil agenda and wants to pull out of the Kyoto accord -- an international agreement to combat climate change.

"The election in Canada was partly about the tar sands projects in Alberta," Gore said Wednesday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

"And the financial interests behind the tar sands project poured a lot of money and support behind an ultra-conservative leader in order to win the election . . . and to protect their interests."

Al seems to forget -- not surprising given his current mental state -- that the U.S. Senate completely and overwhelmingly defeated the Kyoto Treaty during his and Clinton's executive term. So, it sure doesn't appear that conservatives, whether they're in Canada or in the US are the only ones against that accord.

That, and it sure ain't surprising he made the remarks at the Sundance Festival -- Robert Redford's brainchild.

(h/t: DPGI.)

Posted by Rhodey at January 29, 2006 07:26 PM | TrackBack

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The Senate Kyoto vote was not an up or down vote for treaty ratification, but an expression of sentiments against the treaty in the form it was (and to my knowledge IS) in. A blow to Gore to be sure, but Bush's decision to completely ignore Kyoto instead of working to improve it is a mistake - besides his blatant disregard for the environment, it is yet another instance of the US ignoring our European allies instead of working with them for the betterment of the environment we all share.

Posted by: Mike McKain at January 29, 2006 09:09 PM

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