April 28th, 2009

You May Have Wondered Why Welch and Al Gore Are Never Photographed Together

by Philip Baruth

There was a time when I desperately wanted Al Gore to win the Presidency. And then the Supreme Court shouldered its way in, Gore grew a beard, and I tried to forget. Then, before Obama announced, I desperately wanted Gore to take it to George W. Bush, for old time’s sake, and for new time’s sake. But the Oscar, the Nobel and yeoman’s work on global warming are their own justifications. Gore is his own man now, and comes across that way when he speaks. As in this clip from House hearings on climate change a few days ago, about three minutes in. You’ll want to watch this, because it’s beautiful: