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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:31 AM
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a nice Gore picture
Here's a man who looks willing to work for his supper.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:40 AM
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1. And here's the background story for those who didn't hear about it:
http://www.detnews.com/2005/nation/0509/09/nat4-309467....

Al Gore helped airlift some 270 Katrina evacuees on two private charters from New Orleans, acting at the urging of a doctor who saved the life of the former vice president's son.

Gore criticized the Bush administration's slow response to Katrina in a speech Friday in San Francisco, but refused to be interviewed about the mercy missions he financed and flew on Sept. 3 and 4.

However, Dr. Anderson Spickard, who is Gore's personal physician and accompanied him on the flights, said: "Gore told me he wanted to do this because like all of us he wanted to seize the opportunity to do what one guy can do, given the assets that he has."

An account of the flights was posted this week on a Democratic Party Web page. It was written by Greg Simon, president of the Washington-based activist group FasterCures. Simon, who helped put together the mission, also declined an interview.
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cspanlovr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:42 AM
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Oh, yes. What a guy. Hope he runs.
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cspanlovr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:42 AM
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2. dupe, sorry
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 09:42 AM by cspanlovr
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:42 AM
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3. I remember that!
Bit different from this:



But..but I thought Al was the wooden, unlikeable person and this guy was someone with a heart who everyone wants to have a beer with :eyes:.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:23 PM
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8. yes, and isn't Al the guy who's constantly exaggerating his accomplishments
.... and taking credit for other people's work? Or so his opponents said.

Apparently he was in the middle of working on "An Inconvenient Truth" when he told the filmmakers that he had something to do, and would be back in a few days. Turns out he and his son were on this rescue mission to New Orleans. Al didn't want any media attention, and he didn't even talk about his own experiences during this effort, in the film.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:36 PM
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11. Pretty pathetic of Bush. Both Gore and Kerry did quiet missions to Katrina victims
while the presscorps was still drooling over Bush and McCain's straightshooter 'image' with lots of cake and merriment.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:01 PM
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13. aaw shucks.. a president's gotta have some fun..now and again
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:44 AM
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4. Compare and contrast to any photo of, oh, I don't know... CHIMP? n/t
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:45 AM
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5. Better get in shape and ready for 2008, Gore is the man for 'the job'!!!!!
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:45 AM
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6. This was a good deed done the right way. Done because it was
the right thing to do and because you had the means to do it, not for the recognition it would bring.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:47 AM
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7. Well, it's not a picture of him "cutting brush," showing off stupid little cowboy boots...
...or making an ass of himself in front of world leaders, but I guess a pic of him actually helping out Katrina survivors will just have to do. :sarcasm:
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:25 PM
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9. Not only is he super smart, his heart is in the right place.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:30 PM
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10. Good shot.
I really appreciate his efforts after Katrina.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:57 PM
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12. looks like a guy who grew up learning what respect is all about
thats the real deal right there no doubt
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