05 July 2007

Sign of Things to Come

Here's a harbinger of the future - another well-connected screw-up posing as someone who cares.
Al Gore III, 24, was driving a blue Toyota Prius about 100 mph on the San Diego Freeway when he was pulled over at about 2:15 a.m., Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said.
Oh THANK GOD he was being criminally reckless in a Prius. It he had killed someone while driving an evil SUV that would have been unforgivable, but since he was in a hybrid, the vehicular homicide would have been mitigated by so much Green Intention that the crime would hardly be punishable.

The deputies said they smelled marijuana and searched the car, Amormino said. They found less than an ounce of marijuana along with Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall, which is used for attention deficit disorder, he said. "He does not have a prescription for any of those drugs," Amormino said.
No, no, he's not transporting drugs for sale, distribution and personal use, he's merely helping to alleviate the pain caused by the tyrannical pharmaceutical industry because, you know, when you hate Big Pharma enough, there's really no crime you can be convicted of.
Gore was released from the men's central jail in Santa Ana Wednesday afternoon after posting $20,000 bail.
That's just pocket money when daddy's got an Oscar on the mantle. Can you imagine if you or I wanted to post bond and get out of jail on a national holiday? How do you like our chances?

Gore lives in Los Angeles and is an associate publisher of GOOD, a magazine about philanthropy aimed at young people.
The irony is sitting there like prime rib: Instead of following in the footsteps of his father by telling (and legislating ) others how to live their lives, he should establish a whiff of credibility by living the life he expects others to live.

Also - bad journalism here as usual; there was no mention in the story of how this was Dick Cheney's fault.

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