Rasmussen reports the sad news:
Former Vice President Al Gore (D) received a warm welcome on Capitol Hill last week for his testimony on the environment and Global Warming. However, while he is now an Academy Award winner and celebrity activist, just 24% of Americans consider Gore an expert on Global Warming. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 adults found that 47% say he is not an expert on the topic (see crosstabs).
In fact, just 36% of Americans say that Gore knows what he is talking about when it comes to the environment and Global Warming. Thirty-one percent (31%) say he does not know what he is talking about while 33% are not sure. Women, by a 2-to-1 margin, say Gore knows what he is talking about. Men, by a similar margin, say he does not.
I’m sure the prophetic one will just shrug this off as a result of the ‘ignorance’ of the American people on the issue of global warming, or to put it simply, he’ll take the “I’m smarter than the masses” attitude so typical of self-important types like himself.
I am the all-knowing, all-seeing Goracle,
and you damn well better get used to it.
Roger L. Simon, who agrees with the overall views of those in the scientific community who believe gw is man-made, wrote yesterday that Gore’s narcissism hurts more than helps the gw ’cause.’ If I did believe that gw was manmade, I’d have to agree with Simon that egomaniacs like Gore do indeed hurt the effort more than help it, because the ’cause’ has become more about Gore himself and how ‘wonderful’ he is more than the issue itself. Of course, being of the mindset that gw is not manmade, I’m glad that Gore has become the face of gw because Gore himself is an overhyped phony, and so is the ‘issue’ he trumpets. I can’t think of a better ‘spokesman’ for the ’cause.’ (Hat tip: Ed Driscoll)
Update: Here’s more bad news for Al:
You probably didn’t notice it (since readers of The Crypt have actual lives), but late Friday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tried to get Senate Republicans to allow former Vice President Al Gore to stage a global warming concert on Capitol grounds. But Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) objected to Reid’s request, and the resolution authorizing the concert, for now, remains stuck in the Rules and Administration Committee.
Specifically, what Reid tried to do was get an unanimous consent agreement approving S. Con. Res. 24, which would permit Live Earth and the Alliance for Climate Protection, which Gore runs, to stage a July 7 concert on Capitol grounds. Live Earth is staging concerts that day on all seven continents, including Antarctica (yes, Antarctica too. If you don’t believe me, go look it up. And don’t place any nasty comments on here about me being an idiot). Reid and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) have introduced the resolution allowing the concert to take place (see below), and it was referred to the Rules Committee. It’s still there, thanks to McConnell’s objection, and he apparently wants the panel to look into the matter before he signs off on it.
McConnell, though, said his objection only covered “the time being,” so I don’t know if that means he and other GOP leaders think it’s a good idea or not. I haven’t had time to ask him or his staff, but I will and get back to you.