Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Al Gore Rock and Roll Messiah?

I wish Al Gore would run for re-election. He'd instantly be the front runner. Hillary's worst nightmare. Of course the Rightwing media would IMMEDIATELY start the swiftboating. Maybe he'd weather it better than 2000. The thing is, he won in 2000, even With the supreme (Right) court stopping the counting, Ralph Nader playing "elect the Bush", the media in a 24/7 mis-information marathon("Al Gore invented the Internet", etc.), crooked Florida shenanigans, etc. Gore still won the popular vote and he'd win it again. Today he's Taking Rock and Roll on Tour. Trying to save the planet and maybe in the end the human race. Here's what Big Al's doing right now via Grist and Chicago Tribune.

It's Official: He Rocks
Gore announces continents-spanning concert series, Live Earth

Never let it be said that Al Gore is not dedicated to his cause: the man will do whatever it takes to raise awareness about climate change. If it means hobnobbing at Sundance, he'll do it. Starring in a film that gets nominated for an Oscar? Not afraid. Orchestrating an event that features seven concerts on seven continents on 7/7/07? Check. Announcing said event with (slightly less luscious now that she's a brunette) Cameron Diaz at his side? Oh, if he must. The man is a modern-day martyr, and we salute him. With the help of Kevin Wall, executive producer of the 2005 Live8 concert that pushed for debt relief for poor nations, Gore will use the Live Earth shows to kick off a "Save Our Selves" campaign. "In order to solve the climate crisis, we have to reach billions of people," Gore said. "We are launching SOS and Live Earth to ... mobilize people all over the world to take action." More than 100 artists, from Snoop Dogg to Faith Hill, have already signed on. Short straw gets Antarctica.
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