Al Gore makes me proud to be an American, and I congratulate him for this award which he so richly deserves.
What can you say about such a man? A man who always puts the needs of others before his own aspirations? A man who has consistently been a voice of reason in a world gone mad? A man who inspires people to want to become involved and to care for their planet? You say, he is a man who deserves this award, and so many more.
I sometimes truly find it hard to post diaries about Al Gore, because I always cry doing so. I always think of what a truly better place this world would be if he were the President as he should be. However, I also think they are tears of gratitude as well, that he is still here making a difference in our world behind the scenes, rooting for us. And that gives me hope. Congratulations Mr. Gore, you are a great American.
BuzzFlash.com Awards Al Gore "Wings of Justice Award" for His Decisive Actions to Personally Evacuate Sick Hospital Patients Abandoned in New Orleans
Wed Sep 21,12:20 PM ET
To: National Desk
Contact: Scott Vogel of BuzzFlash.com,
CHICAGO, Sept. 21 U.S. Newswire --
BuzzFlash.com, an award- winning progressive news Web site, honored Al Gore with this week's "Wings of Justice Award" for Gore's decisive humanitarian actions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. While the federal government's ineffectiveness and incompetence largely bungled the immediate relief and rescue effort, Al Gore, quietly and quickly rented two airplanes to evacuate sick patients from hospitals the federal government abandoned in New Orleans. Gore personally helped evacuate the hospital patients and secured medical services for them in Nashville.
Visit Wings of Justice
BuzzFlash.com (http://www.buzzflash.com ) is now giving a weekly "Wings of Justice Award" to honor individuals who speak out and take action on behalf of the great American tradition of courage, Constitutional Rights, secular inclusion, truthfulness and common sense. With America under constant assault from a dishonest Bush Administration and Republican Party, it is hard sometimes to remember that acts of justice are performed every day.
Each week, BuzzFlash.com picks one honoree for the BuzzFlash "Wings of Justice" award from nominations submitted by readers.
The "Wings of Justice Award" stated:
"Without fanfare, without PR consultants, without the news media in tow, Gore arrived with the planes to personally escort the victims in need to safety in Nashville, where he had secured medical services for them. He wanted no kudos; he just wanted to save fellow Americans from dying.
"Gore, who clearly went through some post-2000 soul searching and came out the political Jeremiah of our times, would beat just about any ex-president in recent history went it comes to his commitment to the preservation of democracy and his concern for the future of America and the planet.
"Of course, many of Gore's brilliant pleas to change the catastrophic policies of the Bush administration wouldn't be necessary if he were sitting in the White House today. But Gore isn't engaging in a grudge match. He's just a man driven to do the right thing for his country and his fellow Americans, as he did as anonymously as he could for some 270 critically needy residents of New Orleans.
"Al Gore you are a man of good deeds, not just good words."