July 09, 2007

Sweaty Al Takes The Pledge (Sort Of)

And raises his right hand to show how hot it is out there.

I love the "pop-up video" treatment this was given. LOL.

Actually as I watched this, it occured to me that if Disney World ever decided to make a "Hall of Vice-Presidents" their guests would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the real Gore-acle and his animatronic counterpart.

And while we're on the subject of the Live Earth concerts (such as they were), it appears that the ratings and at least one poll confirmed that by and large the public wasn't too impressed with the messengers. Even the message wasn't all that compelling.

"Only 34% believe that events like Live Earth actually help the cause they are intended to serve. Forty-one percent (41%) disagree. Those figures include 10% who believe the events are Very Helpful and 20% who say they are Not at All Helfpul. Adding to the skepticism, an earlier survey found that just 24% of Americans consider Al Gore an expert on Global Warming.

Given a choice of four major issues before the United States today, 36% named the war in Iraq as most important. Twenty-five percent (25%) named immigration, 20% selected the economy and only 12% thought Global Warming was the top issue.

Among political conservatives, Iraq (36%) and immigration (33%) were far and away the top issues. Only 6% named Global Warming.

Among liberals, 44% named Iraq as the top issue followed by the economy (27%), Global Warming (16%) and immigration (12%)"

Geez, when even Liberals can only muster 16% who think "climate change" is a top priority you've got a long way to go.

Man, I hope this guy decides to run.

h/t: HotAir.com

Posted by Gary at July 9, 2007 01:41 PM | TrackBack

Gawd, nice pit stains.

Posted by: GroovyVic at July 9, 2007 01:02 PM

The whole concept of the Hippie Jam Fest That (Failed To) Change the World was terrifically lampooned by South Park in episode #902 (my fav!). Stan calls a halt to the music for a moment:

Stan: Uh, excuse me. Excuse me, can I have your attention please? What are we doing? [the crowd quiets down] It's been nine days! Doesn't it seem like we should accomplish something?

A hippie: We're using the power of rock and roll to change the world! Woo! [the crowd cheers]

Stan: Maybe instead of complaining about corporations being selfish, we should lookt at ourselves. I mean, is there anything more selfish than doing nothing but getting high and listening to music all day long?

Singer: He's right. It's time for all of us to focus our energy and get this hippie jam into full swing!!!

Posted by: Chai-rista at July 10, 2007 10:08 AM