This is off the meter! The Competitive Emterprise Institute has taken it upon themselves to launch a TV campaign apparently attacking Al Gore and the rest of the educated world. The link below will take to the 60 second TV ads I am talking about.
Visiting Josh Marshall's TPM, I found this entry on big oil going after Gore, via the Competitive Enterprise Institute. These people are serious! I am not sure if I should be laughing or crying.
In the future, I believe this is something we can use as an example or as reassurance for future Republican defectors: