Friday, October 12, 2007

a Nobel Gore

Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

In a statement, Gore said he was "deeply honored," adding that "the climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity."

The former vice president said he would donate his half of the $1.5 million prize to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a U.S. organization he founded that aims to persuade people to cut emissions and reduce global warming.
Al Gore has reminded us that he can be a winner. He doesn't require teams of people examining hanging chads or arguing with the Supreme Court.

Everybody's talking.

Here is the list of past Nobel Peace Prize winners. I'll let you be the judge as to how many there have contributed to bringing about actual, lasting peace in this world.

I wonder what Bill and Hillary discussed this morning over coffee and bagels. I wonder what's going through her staffers minds right now. The article mentions a source, from Gore's political past, who says that he won't run because Team Hillary is such a well-oiled machine right now. If Hillary should falter, then who knows what would happen. We've got several more months to go.