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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:20 PM
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Bush welcomes Gore to White House for talks on climate - not a joke
not sure if this has been posted already, bush is def desperate...but this is kind of cool fo sho!

http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=...



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday welcomed defeated Democratic presidential rival Al Gore to the White House for the first time since 2001, celebrating Gore's Nobel Peace Prize and discussing global warming.

Gore, who lost the bitterly contested 2000 U.S. presidential election and has clashed with Bush over environmental policy, had a private meeting with Bush in addition to the traditional photo with the American 2007 Nobel award winners.

"It was very nice, very cordial, he was very gracious in setting up the meeting and it was a very good and substantive conversation," Gore told reporters after a 40-minute talk with Bush in the Oval Office.

Bush has rejected the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which was a treaty Gore helped negotiate to set limits on industrial nations' greenhouse gas emissions. Bush, who has said mandatory caps would hurt the U.S. economy, favors voluntary targets.

Despite the warm White House visit, there was no sign of detente between Bush and Gore over climate change policy.

"It was a private conversation," Gore said repeatedly to a throng of reporters, avoiding giving details. "Of course we talked about global warming, of course, the whole time."

Bush stood silently next to Gore during the group photo and the White House declined to comment on their chat.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:23 PM
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1. Is this the Oval Office or Madame Tussauds? nt
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:23 PM
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2. That's not why he was invited to the WH. n/t
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:28 PM
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3. Personally, if I were Gore
...the extent of my courteousness would have been some strategic :puke:'ing all over Bush**.

But I guess politico types have to make nice.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:29 PM
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4. 'discussing' global warming....now that IS funny.
Edited on Mon Nov-26-07 07:30 PM by spanone
bu$h* only knows the politics of global warming, beyond that he could care less.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:33 PM
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5. Slowly, I'm falling out of love with Al. n/t
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:39 PM
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7. Why?
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jdlh8894 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:26 PM
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8. 1997? Bush?
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:38 PM
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6. all the Shrub had to offer to the climate discussion was,..nice day isn't it ..?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:28 PM
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9. That proves that Global Warming is a total myth
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:31 PM
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10. Bush is desperate to create a legacy beyond worst president ever
first "peace talks" at annapolis, playing Carter and now this

It is also triangulation
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