In case you missed it, Al Gore has taken credit for yet another momentous event in world history. No need to thank him. He’s taken care of that already.
Speaking from the Milkin Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills [on April 30], Al Gore told Bloomberg News that he helped prevent a “violent revolution” by accepting the Supreme Court’s verdict in Bush v. Gore.
“I made the decision in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision 12 or 13 years ago to respect the rule of law,” said the former vice president. “I strongly disagreed with their opinion, said so, but the rule of law is the bedrock of American democracy. There is no intermediate step between a final Supreme Court decision and a violent revolution…”
Did Al Gore just reveal that he contemplated violent revolution to get what he wanted? And does he expect our thanks for his republic-saving restraint? And did he say it with a chuckle? I think he did. Yeah, he actually did.
Losing the 2000 presidential election drove Al Gore completely out of his mind, and everything he’s inflicted upon us since then is a direct reflection of that fact.
Other than that, he seems like an okay fellow.