Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Al Gore's Newer, Bigger Carbon Footprint

Three energy hog mansions, private planes, and now a new yacht.

It happens in the air, where he jets about in private planes that consume massive amounts of energy to spread his message of “conservation.”

His hypocrisy is revealed on land, where he travels in fleets of limos and SUVs to deliver speeches about the dire consequences of ignoring “man-made global warming” — and leaves the cars running throughout his entire speech in order to ensure that they will be nice and cool when he exits the building and returns to his gas-guzzling vehicles.

His supposedly “green” mansion consumes electricity that dwarfs the consumption of the typical family home.

And now, in order to complete his hypocrisy trifecta, Al Gore may now be extending his excessive consumption to the water as well. In an amazing display of conspicuous consumption, even for Al Gore, his new 100-foot houseboat that docks at the Hurricane Marina in Smithville, Tennessee is creating a critical buzz among many of his former congressional constituents. Dubbed “Bio-Solar One,” which may reflect some latent Air Force One envy, Gore has proudly strutted the small-town dock claiming that his monstrous houseboat is environmentally friendly. (Only Al Gore would name his boat B.S. One and not get the joke. Or perhaps the joke is on us?

1 comment:

Satanic Mechanic said...

Good picture of the Seadoo Wet-jet. Environmentalists have been trying to ban jet-skis and wet-jets for years now on the grounds that the emissions are bad and noise pollution.
Here is the Enviro-King with a wet-jet himself. Typical Limousine Liberal.
Did anyone check to see if he has a tanker barge to refuel the yacht without coming back to the dock?