Feb 27, 2007

Al Gore and the rights smear campaign

Bright and early monday morning, A rightwing think tank in TN, TCPR.. issued a press release that stated Al Gore is a hypocrite, among other things. They put out what is supposed to be his annual energy bill for his house in TN. They did NOT get anything right other than the dollar value of his energy bill.

ThinkProgress released Gore's reponse to this bs here. Let me save you the trouble of clicking the link:

1) Gore’s family has taken numerous steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their private residence, including signing up for 100 percent green power through Green Power Switch, installing solar panels, and using compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy saving technology.

2) Gore has had a consistent position of purchasing carbon offsets to offset the family’s carbon footprint — a concept the right-wing fails to understand. Gore’s office explains:

What Mr. Gore has asked is that every family calculate their carbon footprint and try to reduce it as much as possible. Once they have done so, he then advocates that they purchase offsets, as the Gore’s do, to bring their footprint down to zero.

At least the man reduces his ‘footprint’. I am sure most people do not go to the extreme of purchasing ‘offsets’ to negate their energy usage.

Someone needs to hold the rightwing nutjobs accountable for how many offsets THEY purchase to reduce their energy footprint. I would bet the number is barely above a drop in the proverbial bucket my dear reader. Then we will see who the hypocrites really are.

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