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Al Gore Discusses Presidency and Anna Nicole Smith with Charlie Rose

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Ecorazzi photographer Melissa Rosenberg was in attendance last week (ironically sans camera) when Gore made an interesting announcement. Here’s how Melissa tells it…

Former presidential candidate Al Gore sat down with journalist Charlie Rose among a packed house at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. Promoting his new bestseller, Assault on Reason Gore details the “strategic mistake” of the US Iraq invasion as well as sounding off on global warming dangers. And, it’s officially unofficial. The former VP said he might run again.

Now here’s my take on it all. I’m getting a little Gore’d out. I liked it when he stepped up and brought America to a national awareness of environmental issues. I don’t think we’d be where we are today without it. But for the most part, he was pushing his environmental agenda. Now he’s got his new book out, and is going on show after show playing the blame game. (I thought the second bit on Letterman the other night was a little over the top: watch part 1 & 2.) I don’t see the point. It turned me off, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

I don’t like to talk about politicians on Ecorazzi in a partisan manner. In fact, we only cover a few politicians who have basically reached celebrity status. And though Al Gore is extensively covered on the site, I would like to think that it is due to the fact that he is pushing the green envelope. I feel like his next wave of speeches is going to get a lot more political, however, and I hope that the green message doesn’t get hurt in the process. I do have to say, however, that I don’t see the signs that Al will run. And I guess I kind of wish everyone would move on with their lives.

If you watch the video, however, you will see that Al keeps up with his gossip. (Though that Joey Buttafuoco reference is a little dated.) Umm…and is he wearing cowboy boots?

Thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Would love to hear what you think…

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