As tonights Oscar countdown is upon us where Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth“ is up and favored to win for “Best Documentary;” the Midwest was hit with a massive snow storm.
“An Inconvenient Truth,” the 100-minute movie that is essentially Gore giving a slide show about global warming, is the third-highest-grossing documentary ever, with a worldwide box office of $45 million, right behind blockbusters “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and “March of the Penguins.”
In the year since his film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, to a standing ovation, Gore has gone from failed presidential contender — and a politician who at times gave new meaning to the word cardboard — to the most unlikely of global celebrities.
DETROIT (AP) — A huge winter storm barreled toward the East Coast on Sunday after dumping more than a foot of snow on the Upper Midwest, grounding hundreds of airline flights and closing major highways on the Plains.
Seven traffic deaths in Wisconsin were blamed on the storm.
Parts of Wisconsin could get up to 24 inches of snow, said Tom Zajdel, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sullivan, Wis.
What is most unusual is the idea that Al Gore puts forth that some how winning an Oscar gives his message of global warming credibility. It does? Really? If that is the case and global warming is such a viable issue and Al Gore has been at the forefront of this issues then why is he nor running for President? One would think that this would be the perfect PR platform and vehicle to run in 2008. How come he is not?
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