Bush Recognizes True Leadership on Global Warming

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Today Al Gore was welcomed in the Oval Office and recognized by George W Bush for his hard work and dedication on the issue of global warming.

Of course, the only way this could happen was for former vice-president Gore to win a Nobel Prize and George W Bush being forced by tradition.

I wonder if the irony of the whole situation dawned on Bush at any point in the meeting?

Here you have a two-term do-nothing (positive) president reviled by the vast majority of the world on the last legs of his career, shaking the hand of the man who should have been president, who instead went on to win an Oscar, an Emmy and the Nobel Peace Prize.

I wonder if anyone at the ceremony flashed Bush the “L-sign.”

What if the tables were turned and Gore was the two-term president and Bush was meeting President Gore in the oval office?

What would Bush be there for?

Strangely, no plausible situation comes to mind, except for some type of pardon for illegal lobbying activities or a party for Big Oil companies – but neither of those meetings would occur in the Oval Office.

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmog. He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning. Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks. Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder. Prior to DeSmog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health. In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications. Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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