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  •  Al who™? (5+ / 0-)

    And I am unapologetic!

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:49:52 PM PST

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    •  al jazeera nt (8+ / 0-)

      I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

      by JML9999 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:52:50 PM PST

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      •  money game (2+ / 0-)
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        http://www.nytimes.com/...

        Gore's prowess at the money game is one of the things that attracted Bill Clinton in 1992. As magnetic as Clinton was on the fund-raising circuit, he always hated actually asking for money.

        Gore, in contrast, is known as the best ''closer'' in the business, someone who can get contributors to commit to a specific amount and write their checks on the spot.

        When he was a Senator, his family kept an apartment on Capitol Hill that he used as a fund-raising safe house, where he could make calls between votes. And he did not disappoint Clinton, helping raise millions after he joined the ticket in 1992 and a staggering $40 million for the party in 1996.

        The Vice President stood before 40 wealthy Democrats in the Fifth Avenue palazzo of the Lazard Fr res executive Steven Rattner, a stunning place with marble columns and a view over the Metropolitan Museum. The guests, bathed in candlelight, nibbled at apple crisp and whipped cream. To be here, each had promised to raise at least $35,000 for Al Gore's Presidential quest.

        Gore began by recognizing some of the more luminous luminaries in the room -- Eugene Ludwig, the former Comptroller of the Currency; Richard Gardner, former Ambassador to Spain and Italy; and a raft of Wall Street heavyweights

        •  Learned at his father's knee no doubt (2+ / 0-)
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          Their relationship goes back to 1976, when Gore, then a 29-year-old running for Congress for the first time, dropped by Hayes's insurance office in Hendersonville, Tenn., to ask for his support. Hayes knew Gore's father, the Tennessee Senator, and decided to help. The pair traveled the state raising money and asking for votes in a '62 Ford pickup with no air-conditioning. When Gore ran for the Presidency in 1988, Hayes raised $3 million from Tennessee and has tended the green turf of their home state ever since.

          I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

          by JML9999 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 03:27:28 AM PST

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          •  Gore is Aristotle's student (1+ / 0-)
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            Al Gore: 2/18/2013 at Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, Excerpt

            We have the opportunity to seize the future. Aristotle wrote that the end of the thing defines its nature.  Are we destined to be creatures that destroy our own future? I know what men and women in Arkansas and Tennessee and throughout this country are made of........ and particularly those of us whose minds have had the opportunity to be freed in our country’s system — have the ability to rise to challenges.....
            http://www.arktimes.com/...

            Al Gore identifies with his favorite system of government on lecture circuit for "The Future': Aristotle's belief in 'polity' a mixture of oligarchy and democracy.

            by anyname on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:05:44 PM PST

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            •  readers digest (0+ / 0-)

              http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

              [Gore's] bullet points are condensed, a sort of Reader’s Digest for the Beltway intelligentsia. The E.U.’s political and economic crisis gets four paragraphs, which precede a quick jump to the Fertile Crescent; the 2008 financial crisis gets one paragraph, and the budget deficit gets three.
              from Chrystia Freeland managing director and editor for consumer news at Reuters and the author of “Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.”

              Al Gore identifies with his favorite system of government on lecture circuit for "The Future': Aristotle's belief in 'polity' a mixture of oligarchy and democracy.

              by anyname on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:14:16 PM PST

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    •  Wait --- (4+ / 0-)

      have you ever been apologetic????  and why did you feel compelled to express your unapolgeticness now?

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:07:34 PM PST

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    •  Al Gore!! But with the !! part only if ... (6+ / 0-)

      ..he chains himself to the White House fence and gets arrested  to protest Keystone XL. I mean, seriously, the inconvenient truth is that nothing nearly enough is happening nearly fast enough on the climate change front unless you happen to be the climate. A two-term vice president, scion of the American aristocracy, being handcuffed, led away and booked.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:08:53 PM PST

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      •  Now THAT I'd like to see! (0+ / 0-)
        Al Gore!! But with the !! part only if he chains himself to the White House fence and gets arrested  to protest Keystone XL. I mean, seriously, the inconvenient truth is that nothing nearly enough is happening nearly fast enough on the climate change front unless you happen to be the climate. A two-term vice president, scion of the American aristocracy, being handcuffed, led away and booked.  
        Hey, Mr. Vice President!  Put your money where your mouth is!  Go get arrested at a KXL protest!

        Renewable energy brings national global security.     

        by Calamity Jean on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 01:11:32 PM PST

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