April 3, 2008

Obama: I'd Hire Gore
By Devlin Barrett -- Associated Press Writer Wed Apr 2
Sen. Barack Obama said Wednesday he would give Al Gore. . . , a major role in an Obama administration to address the problem of global warming. At a town-hall meeting, Obama was asked if he would tap the former vice president for his Cabinet to handle global warming.

"I would," Obama said. "Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now."
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Our government finally taking one of the environmental crises seriously-- even if it is for political gain [after all, why else do they do anything?]
This is good news, indeed for my **ahem** 'enlightened' self-interest [see below :) ]


TomCat said...

Personally, I think that may be the brightest position Obama has taken to date. Thanks TC. I missed this one.

two crows said...

good news indeed [and about damn time!] if he means it.