With the release of Albert Gore’s new book Assault on Our Reason, his ubiquitous interviews in print, on radio, and Larry King, calls for him to “run”; the specter of Alberto Gonzales resigning his office of attorney general in disgrace; gas prices in the WTF range, and the Senate possibly passing the Kennedy/McCain Immigration Bill, it has not been a good month for mere mortals. The Senate is willing, but Congress may be weak when it comes to voting up or down the “new” immigration bill.
The good news this month: May ratings’ sweep. Yeah. Plenty of bread-and-circus in the form of finals for Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, and The Bachelor, to help us preserve our patience, and reserve our opinion until all the votes are counted, both legislative and fan-based.
This week's TIME has an extensive article by Eric Pooley. The interview took place at the Gore citadel in Tennessee. It sported a catchy title and fetching photo of Al Gore-as-cover: "The Last Temptation of Al Gore".
It was a fitting and mostly factual article that was long on Gore’s greatness and short on his shortcomings. The buzz: the stellar stealth candidate for many pundits. What more could one ask for? The article also reveals many of Gore’s non-political interests. These border on the mystical as well as the scientific and practical. But the main purpose was to hawk his new book. I think that on paper he has the makings of a great president! But how long should we wait at the altar for Gore to commit? Can Americans who want Al Gore make him run? More later.
Gonzales Go Home!
Next on my whining list: Alberto Gonzales. I have tried not to follow the fumbling of Gonzales and his 500 misguided emails. According to Democracy Now, investigative journalist Greg Palast’s Armed Madhouse is a must-read. He told Amy Goodman in a recent interview that because of his website, georgewbush.org, many Gonzales emails were sent to him in error! And he has been able to read all the damning evidence for himself.