Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A Far Too Convenient smear on Al Gore

"Last night, Al Gore got very favorable national press and worldwide television exposure.

"This afternoon, a group calling itself 'The Tennessee Center For Policy Research' sent out a press release denouncing Vice President Gore for the size of his household electrical bills.

"Let's start right there. How did they get the utility bills? They also didn't have the courtesy to ask Vice President Gore about them (despite their hollow claim of being non-partisan.) And why would a 'think tank' possibly care about what Al Gore spends on gas?

"Actually, let's start with a more basic question. Who are these people? Well , a quick check of Alexa reveals their web site gets no traffic. Are they legitimate? Well, again, they claim to be non-partisan but only link to far-right and conservative groups so regardless of what their status is with the IRS, this is a conservative, strongly-leaning Republican organization.

"We will be digging through IRS documents tonight because if you follow the money, you always find the answers. We will let you know who their donors are as soon as we can.

"This group drops the pebble in the lake and now the machine really goes to work.

"Front page of Drudge Report at 5:16 reports this press release from a group no one has ever heard of, who may or may not have stolen Al Gore's utility bills ..."

Gore replies to Drudge Report allegations (lid dip to Baz le Tuff)

Tagged: , , , ,


Anonymous Nora said...

At least he got the Oscar! I suppose this is in response?

11:17 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

eXTReMe Tracker