We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In addition to his nonprofit advocacy, Gore is a partner in a venture capital firm that finances "sustainable" and alternative energy businesses, prompting some critics to accuse Gore of promoting environmental policies that will fatten his bank account.
"Cap & Tax — Don't Be Fooled: Al Gore Will Make billions," read a sign carried by Alan Tudor, who drove from Tampa to attend Saturday's protest.
"Gore's Favorite Green Product? Your money in his pocket," said another sign.
On the other hand, it has often been pointed out lately that you catch the most flak when you are over the target. Via Riehl:
Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the
book before it was released. They're now erroneously reporting on the
book's contents and are repeating many of the same things they spewed
during the campaign and afterwards. We've heard 11 writers are engaged
in this opposition research, er, "fact checking" research! Imagine that
– 11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book,
instead of using the time and resources to "fact check" what's going on
with Sheik Mohammed's trial, Pelosi's health care takeover costs, Hasan's associations, etc. Amazing.
linda s ... Palin has actual convictions and actual job experience in governing, two things our current President does not.
And leag ... Palin can actually spell correctly and parse a sentence correctly, due to the fact that she has an education. I think she is the conservative that the liberals fear most, because her forthrightness and intelligence please so many of the grown-ups in this country. The liberal press is already gearing up to repeat the ugly vicious hit job they did on her in 2008. Are you sure that you want to join them?
As quite a few others have noted, AP has managed to find eleventy !!!11!!1!!1 reporters to fact check Palin's book, but during the election campaign could not find even one intern to check into Obama's background here and abroad as a child, as an undergraduate student, as a law student, or as an alleged author of two books under circumstances that indicated he never had shown a modicum of talent for writing.