Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Return

So the way the timing looks, on Sunday February 25th Former Vice President Al Gore will be attending the Academy Awards, where the film he wrote and starred in is the heavy favorite to win Best Documentary.

The following month, surely working to capitalize on any Oscar currency and converting it to actual planet-saving legislation, he will make an expectedly triumphant return to the United States Capitol building and our Congress:
Gore will appear at a joint hearing on Wednesday, March 21. He will be the only witness to appear before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality and the Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Gore served on both committees during his House tenure representing a Tennessee district.
My first thought is who won't be trying to be there and show up in the news with our Shadow President (Alt-Universe).

My second thought is that Al has surely seen this movie, and whether mimicked or not, can - and will - he build a mounting wave of publicity and acclaim that rides him to the Democratic Presidential Nomination, straight through winning the general election?

Maybe it all hinges on whether or not America can handle electing a President who may actually be awarded one of these in Oslo Town Hall on December 10th?

How much talent, respect and earned wisdom can we demand in our selection for Chief Executive?

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