When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

11 August 2006

Gore: Do as I say, not as I do

Graciously, [Al] Gore tells consumers how to change their lives to curb their carbon-gobbling ways: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, use a clothesline, drive a hybrid, use renewable energy, dramatically cut back on consumption. Better still, responsible global citizens can follow Gore's example, because, as he readily points out in his speeches, he lives a 'carbon-neutral lifestyle.' But if Al Gore is the world's role model for ecology, the planet is doomed.
Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe - USA Today, via Yahoo! News

1 comment:

Sortova said...

"Maybe our very existence isn't threatened."

This is an example of the informal fallacy Argumentum ad Hominem.

Basically, the argument is that since Gore doesn't practice what he preaches, what he preaches must be wrong.

It would be nice to be able to focus on the issue and not resort to personal attacks, but I guess someone who has to make up a new class of hypocrisy (liberal) has to write something to make his mortgage. (sigh)