Friday, October 12, 2007

Congrats Al

Al Gore, whose words inspired this site, won the Nobel Peace Prize today, it was announced in Oslo, Norway. Gore splits the award with the UN Intergovernmental panel on climate change.

According to the NY Times, Gore's citation states that he is "probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted." And the UN Panel, a network of some 2,000 scientists, has produced two scientific reports that have “created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming.”

Gore said that he plans to donate his half of the $1.5M prize to Alliance for Climate Protection.

This will no doubt make the calls for a Gore presidential run grow, but I still don't think it's happening. James Carville says there's a 25% chance he'll run (as Carville anticipates Jeb Bush entering the Republican race). Gore will endorse at some point, and he'll either go with Obama (he was always butting heads with Hillary in the Clinton White House) or Hillary (in exchange for a high level cabinet position). That's my take at least.

For the record, I don't think Jeb will run. He's waiting for the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton presidency and will challenge her in 2012, setting up another Bush/Clinton match-up and signaling the coming apocalypse.

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