LearnedFoot's Third Law of Alarmist Rhetoric:
For every moderately phrased challenge to the global warming orthodoxy or its primary messenger, there is a violently shrill, incessant and opposite reaction.
Yesterday we had the fruitball who was offended by an online Fun Poll. Today, A Glorious Environmental (environMENTAL?) Hero must hammer down an up-sticking nail that dinged Super Benevolent Green Warrior Al "$30,000 Electric Bill" Gore:
If it was so predictable, why din't you send this letter sooner?
Katherine Kersten's appraisal of Al Gore ("U of M afflicted with Al Gore fever," Feb. 26) was nothing more than her stock in trade -- a litany of smugly snide and thoroughly bogus right-wing talking points.
***IRONY ALERT****IRONY ALERT*****
Sorry, I was laughing so hard at that last phrase that I was late hitting the Irony Alert button.
Gore has been a congressman, a senator and a vice president, he has won the popular vote in a presidential election and is now championing a cause supported by 90 percent of the world's scientists.
And George W Bush has been a governor, the president, the winner of the popular vote, an oilman and a baseball team owner. So applying your logic, I guess that he is qualified to lecture on particle physics. Right?
I challenge Kersten to name a more qualified person in public life,
Oh oh! I can! I can!
There's two. I could name more...
and I challenge the Star Tribune to name a less qualified columnist to question his accomplishments.
Hey! I can do that one too:
FREDERIC J. BONERSON, BROOKLYN PARK