Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore’s fuzzy math vindicated by Nobel Peace Prize

Over the last year, Al Gore won an Emmy, an Oscar, published a best-selling book, hosted a global concert, and has now won the Nobel Peace Prize.

In the 2000 Presidential debates, candidate George Bush repeatedly accused Al Gore of using fuzzy math on budget numbers.

In 2002 the Bush administration said there was not enough scientific evidence to blame industrial emissions for global warming. But now three-quarters of Americans believe immediate action is required, including 60% of Republicans.

George Bush finally admitted that Gore’s numbers – and math – weren’t fuzzy. But that didn’t stop him from taking office seven years ago. It makes me wonder, if Al Gore had won in 2000, what would George Bush be known for today? Maybe we should give the American voter more credit for seeing the big picture.

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