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I am personally a big fan of Al Gore: he is a man on a mission and I like his mission as much as he seems to believe in it.
Yet, a friend send me the following information, with a link to an article named The town that haunts Al Gore.
My friend wrote:
The above link is to a web article about East Liverpool, Ohio; Al Gore; a
company named WTI, and its huge toxic waste incinerator. It's a tragic
account, for the people who lived there, and it isn't the only stain on Al
Gore's green cloak.
Jim Hightower, in his book _If the Gods Had Meant Us To Vote, They Would
Have Given Us Candidates_, details the sad events. Read his account in that
book, if you can obtain it, beginning on page 34.
Hightower quotes Gore saying, "We must make the rescue of the environment
the sole central organizing principle for civilization." And "The
environment is much more than a policy position to me; It's a profoundly
But Hightower says, "While Al wore a cloak of green, he had sewn large
pockets into it to store campaign funds slipped to him by oil, chemical,
development, timber, mining, agribusiness, and other polluting interests.
From the earliest days of the Clinton-Gore administration, Gore began
sniffing the money and backing off."
People who were hurt by Gore's actions and inactions began
attending his staged events and shouting , "Read your book!".
I am not sure yet what to make of this information. Character assassination is easy, and we have all made mistakes in the past that we may regret today. The real question is: what kind of man is Al Gore today? Is he as sincere, devoid of questionable ulterior motives, as he seems to be? I still think so, but I can be wrong.
It is in fact too easy to smear people and misrepresent some facts. See the videos:
Colbert Exposes More Al Gore Hypocrisy
Olbermann on Gore’s Energy Use: Setting the Record Straight.
I still voted "I like" for Al Gore. This site allows me to change my vote anytime, anyway: I can still change my mind.