Happy Day!… Man of Peace- Al Gore Finally Makes White House
Will the ice break at the White House?
Will Bush play on Gore’s fears?
Will old grudges melt away?
Will Bush serve slushies?
Will the Gorical take a private jet to DC?
Get your popcorn- Today’s visit by Al Gore to the White House may be better cinema than his Oscar-winning junk science movie.
He tried to steal his way there 7 years ago…
Today, man of peace, Al Gore will visit the White House after an invitation by President George W. Bush.
Forget the Mideast peace talks. A meeting that may require even greater diplomacy will take place Monday in the Oval Office, when President Bush receives America’s Nobel Prize winners — including his one-time rival, Al Gore.
A lot has happened to both men in the seven years since the 2000 election.
The president has faced terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and war; the former vice president left politics to campaign against global warming.
But while Bush saw his popularity plummet, Gore’s star has been rising of late — with his Oscar-winning movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” and the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change.
So, when they meet in the Oval Office on Monday, will they finally bury the hatchet? Don’t bet on it.
“This is going to be a very uncomfortable moment for both of them,” says Gore’s former campaign manager Donna Brazile. “I think after the president looks at Al Gore and says ‘congratulations,’ Al Gore will probably depart the room.”
The two men were dismissive of each other from the start, in a campaign that was fought as much over personality differences as policy.
But their rivalry was sealed by the election’s historic outcome — a split between the popular and electoral vote, and a bitter fight over vote counting that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
There was a brief truce after 9/11, when Gore publicly called Bush his commander in chief, and pledged his support.
Oh, Happy Day! Earth Is Saved!
The Gorical comes back to Washington.