Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Inconvenient Newt

Various right-wing bedwetters are dampening themselves over this promo for Vice President Gore's appearance on 60 Minutes. Somehow, though, they failed to mention this tidbit:

[Vice President Gore] donated the $750,000 [Nobel Peace Prize] prize money to The Alliance for Climate Protection, the non-profit he started to help him on his quest. He and his wife, Tipper, tell Stahl they not only matched the Nobel money with their own, but they are also donating to the organization the significant profits from his book and Oscar-winning documentary film about global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth." The funds will help The Alliance for Climate Protection execute a new $300 million ad campaign on global warming set to start next week.

Some of the ads will feature unlikely alliances to drive home the message that people of all stripes are concerned about global warming. These include the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Pat Robertson, Toby Keith and the Dixie Chicks, and Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich.

I'm not sure Pat Robertson was a smart choice for this campaign, given his belief that the climate is ultimately controlled by a homo-hating Almighty. (And because he's one of the anti-Semitic preachers the right has no problem with.) But I imagine if this report is even remotely accurate, Newt's standing as the intellectual leader of the Republican Party is about to take a beating.

(No links to the incontinent.)

P.S. -- Vice President Gore's statements will also feature in a post about the Doughy Pantload coming to this site in the near future.

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