Still, I'd be remiss if I didn't remind the Keeper of the Planet that when the Spawn of Goracle is careening down I-5 in a mobile pharmacy, it's everyone's business, especially law enforcement.
Gore: Son's pot bust 'private'
NEW YORK -- Former Vice President Al Gore said today he's glad his son is safe and getting treatment a day after the 24-year-old was arrested in California on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs.Well, I'm not. Maybe when your son was getting in trouble with the law as a minor back in the days before blogs, you had a willingly compliant media always willing to sweep it under the rug. Those days are over. You, your family and your son clearly have larger issues to deal with, and wouldn't it be perhaps a better idea that you spent time with them rather than traipsing around the globe preaching endless doom and gloom while inflating your ego, wallet and waistline?
"We love him very much," Gore told NBC's Today show, adding, "We are going to leave it as a private matter."
Some trans-fat-free food for thought.
Gore, who appeared on NBC to publicize this weekend's Live Earth concerts, also briefly discussed politics.Sure. I see his emotional grief hasn't diluted his ability to parse words in mealy-mouthed fashion.
He called President Bush's decision to commute the perjury and obstruction of justice sentence of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby "disappointing" and reiterated that he has no plans to run for president, saying: "I don't expect to be a candidate again ever."
"I've kind of fallen out of love with politics," Gore said. He said the best use of his experience is to bring awareness and a sense of urgency to the issue of climate change.
Gore laughed when asked if he was ready to endorse a candidate for president. He said his evaluation would be based on what each decides to do about climate change.It may be his Number One issue, but the rest of us have larger priorities, like staving off Islamofascist terrorists who want to murder us all.
"Some of them have made good, positive statements, but it's still treated as a side issue. I will predict for you that within the next 500 days that this issue will be the Number One issue on the agenda," he said.
It speaks volumes of a man who sat by as Vice President and did nothing to fight terrorism while pushing an environmental hoax on children and gullible adults.
UPDATE: Fishwrap links, with other assorted reaction as well.
Seemingly, the overwhelming response to this story is the revelation the Prius can get it up to 100 mph.