Al Gore…will it never end?!?

Written by Scott

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Had to repost–from Scrappleface.

May be satire, but there’s a huge part of this that rings way too true. Or maybe more than one part…

Al Gore Defends Arrested Son’s Carbon Offset Strategy

Jul 05, 2007 11:42:06 GMT

(2007-07-05) — Al Gore, the concert organizer and former U.S. vice president, today defended his son, Al III, after the younger Gore’s arrest for speeding and drug possession, applauding his use of the hybrid Toyota Prius to offset the carbon emissions of his smoking marijuana.

“Even at 100 miles per hour,” said the elder Mr. Gore, “the Prius produces less deadly greenhouse gas than a Lincoln Navigator or a Hummer. While I don’t condone getting caught with marijuana, I would venture to say that my boy’s total carbon footprint is still substantially smaller than the median for his socioeconomic and age brackets.”

The former presidential candidate, still considered a possible contender for the 2008 Democrat nomination, is about to take center stage at the global LIVE EARTH concerts this weekend.

Mr. Gore helped organize LIVE EARTH to dramatize the plight of the planet by having hundreds of thousands of people burn millions of gallons of carbon-based fuel to travel to eight locations worldwide where they’ll communally exhale billions of cubic yards of carbon dioxide, generate hundreds of tons of human and artificial waste and expend untold kilowatt hours of electricity.

“People don’t realize how bad they are for the planet,” he said. “But when we’re all together at these concert locations, it will paint a picture of horrifying waste and environmental devastation. We’re hoping people will see it, wake up and say, ‘We have to stop doing this!’.”