UPDATE: Welcome, NY Times readers. Since you’re used to reading fibs, you’ll really enjoy Hugh Hewitt’s catalogue of Gore’s 25-years of lies, linked to below!
So of course he wins a “Peace” Prize.
Another Alfred — Nobel — endowed his famous prize as a “Winchester House” style conscience sop. He’d invented dynamite, to blast away rock during mining. Naturally, dynamite’s until-then-unmatched ability to blast away human beings was discovered shortly thereafter, to Nobel’s eternal shame.
Luckily, he didn’t live to see the prize handed out to Arafat…
If Al Gore is a decent man, thirty years from now, having finally admitted he was wrong about global warming, he will endow a new prize, to be presented annually to a man or woman who tried to undo the incalculable damage done by An Inconvenient Truth.
I hereby nominate Bjorn Lomborg as its first recipient…
Meanwhile, I can think of no better way to commemorate this special occasion than by directing you to two other sites:
* re-read Hugh Hewitt’s classic litany of Gore’s lies, “Gorelero”, which only goes up to the year 2000.
Here’s a sample:
In the fall of 1968 Al Gore claimed that he’d influenced the nomination acceptance speech of Hubert Humphrey through conversations with a Chicago Sun columnist. Al Gore asserted he was Humphrey’s ghost writer, but the columnist said that he had nothing to do with that speech. Al Gore’s claim wasn’t true.
In 1987 Al Gore told the DesMoines Register as he began his Presidential campaign that his youthful reporting had led to the indictment and imprisonment of several people, but that wasn’t true.
In August 1987 the Los Angeles Times reported that Gore had bragged that half of his Presidential Campaign staff were women, but it wasn’t true.
In February of 1988 the Washington Post quoted Al Gore that he been shot at in Vietnam. It wasn’t true. That claim was shot down by Newsweek in December of 1999.
* I promise that Kate, once she wakes up, will post about Gore’s Nobel Joke Prize. Stave off a coronary/involuntary commitment by unloading in her comments. Screw the Earth — save your sanity.
UPDATE: She’s awake. Have fun.