May 27, 2004


Moveon.Org has posted Al Gore’s demented speech to the howly left collective, which it claims is "as prepared", presumably by the former VP:

Listen then to the balance of internal impulses described by specialist Charles Graner when confronted by one of his colleagues, Specialist Joseph M. Darby, who later became a courageous whistleblower. When Darby asked him to explain his actions documented in the photos, Graner replied: "The Christian in me says it's wrong, but the Corrections Officer says, 'I love to make a groan man piss on himself."

Groan? Looks more like a scream.

UPDATE. Looks like nobody bothered to check Gore’s speech before running it at other news sites -- except for Salon, where "groan" has been corrected.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 27, 2004 01:51 PM

Since Gore isn't going to run for any more political office, he can afford to do The Dean Scream without jeopardizing getting votes. However, this does not further his cause.

Posted by: BigFire at May 27, 2004 at 02:23 PM

Gore just blasted Bush as President. That means Bush will win. If we can get Gore to endorse Kerry, that'll seal the deal for Bush to be re-elected by a landslide.

Any ideas?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at May 27, 2004 at 02:45 PM

New Bush ad:

Half the nation thought this was a good idea too...

Posted by: Dash at May 27, 2004 at 02:49 PM

He obviously needs to loosen up with some laxatives.

Posted by: Freddyboy at May 27, 2004 at 02:49 PM

Truly appalling.

It must be possible to deliver a comprehensive critique of the War on Terror, and to suggest an alternate strategy. But no Democrat politician or pundit has even tried. Not Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Gore, Albright, or anybody else.

They have no alternative. If they did, they wouldn't keep defecating speeches like Gore's.

Posted by: lyle at May 27, 2004 at 03:07 PM

What interests me is that these guys (Kerry, Kennedy, Gore, etc, etc, ad nauseum) are trying to emulate Clinton, who could sell snowballs in Greenland. They fail miserably, of course, lacking his schtick, and good ol' Bubba being too busy taking honorariums for his speeches to write good ones for his former comrades. Them New York donuts is expensive, y'know?

What bothers me is that Hillary is being awful quiet, especially after she pissed off the Canadians last year. Is she waiting in the wings, watching her potential 2008 competition self-destruct?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at May 27, 2004 at 03:41 PM

Gore has been bought and paid for by, a group designed to help his old boss. Maybe that's still their aim, but with the now semi-covert push to have the Dems fail in this election to get the Clinton Team back up to bat in 2008. Really, could any Republican election commitee have come up with a clearer example of why the US is better off having Bush as President than this guy? He's compeletely and unequivocably moved over to the black helicopter/tin-foil hat crowd.
Bush's re-election campaign needs to hang on to these shots, and show them over and over again. He's one of the leaders of his party, and is so clearly cheering for the other side.
How sad to be Al.

Posted by: Diggs at May 27, 2004 at 03:48 PM

The Real Jeffs: That would be "helping her potential 2008 competition self-destruct."

Posted by: Barbara Skolaut at May 27, 2004 at 03:48 PM

Touche', Barbara. You are correct! Like all good left wingers, Hillary is most certainly self-centered and self-serving!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at May 27, 2004 at 04:06 PM

Hillary as always is keeping her options open. The Clintons have been very active during the past year in the keeping of Hillary’s options open. She is watching her potential 2008 competion not only self-destruct but self-contracept. And not only her potential 2008 competition but her potential 2004 competition.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kerry trial balloon delayed acceptance of nomination was a Clinton idea. Hillary & I understand fundraising & you need that money. And besides, John, you need to accept about yourself, as Hillary has accepted about herself, that one doesn’t always do so well in front of large audiences.

Posted by: ForNow at May 27, 2004 at 04:26 PM

Hmmn, to The Real Jeffs question; since Gore is nasty little snake, poke a stick it him and whisper,

Al, Al, its me, George

It might take time but sooner or later the little bugger will awake and keen to attempt to sink fangs into George's leg. Before he can get near enough, thwack, if using a 4*4 , or blam if using 12 guage to blow it's dicky head orff.

Posted by: d at May 27, 2004 at 04:36 PM

Here’s an even more incredible picture of Gore, though I don’t know when it was taken.

Here’s what Drudge has shown:

Photo at Drudge Report

Somebody at says he’s been looking like a “Primitive Baptist minister on acid.”

For my part, I like to think that he evidences the ravages of a succubic plastic-turkey spirit.

Posted by: ForNow at May 27, 2004 at 04:41 PM

Al Gore may see - and George Soros' money - as keys to the '08 presidential primaries.

While Hillary assumes she has the nomination locked up, she will tack towards the center. That would leave the activist Left open to a demagogue who can parrot all their favorite lines. Gore appears to be auditioning for the role.

Posted by: lyle at May 27, 2004 at 04:55 PM

Well how would you feel if the tribe did this to you eh? Eh?

Posted by: CurrencyLad at May 27, 2004 at 05:03 PM

I'm just embarrased that I came thisclose to voting for him.
Until that is, Clinton said that the next best thing to another Clinton term would be Al Gore. Bleh.

Posted by: Baltic Blog at May 27, 2004 at 09:35 PM

if anything points to the wisdom of the electoral college over the popular vote, it is algore.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at May 27, 2004 at 09:46 PM

Them New York donuts is expensive

So that's what they're calling them these days.

Last time I was in New York, I thought it was a little odd that scantily dressed women kept trying to sell me "donuts." I'm doing the low-carb thing, so I passed. D'oh!

Posted by: R C Dean at May 28, 2004 at 12:28 AM

"Al Gore emerged from a viewing of the DVD release of 'Independence Day' today and blasted the Bush Administration for not having a plan to defend America from alien invasion. He then called for the resignations of Ray Harryhausen, Colonel Jack O'Neal, Jean-Luc Picard, Colonel Buck Rogers and former UK UFO fighter Ed Straker of SHADO..."

Posted by: richard mcenroe at May 28, 2004 at 01:18 AM

Baltic, I'll see and raise you. I actually voted for the jackass. Didn't like Bush, but when he gave his October 2001 speech, I was impressed and convinced that the right candidate was in the White House. Been supporting Bush ever since. I really think that Bush is kind of a goof, but the qunitessential American goof who knows when it's time to get serious. Pause and reflect how things would be different if Gore had won. Horrifying.

Posted by: Matt in Denver at May 28, 2004 at 02:37 AM

Ey! Looks like Charles Graner has got down pat the sinner-saint tension that's at the heart of the Christian daily life. Looks like the sinner won.

Posted by: Helen at May 28, 2004 at 02:39 AM

Richard, let's not forget the Thunderbirds, Johnny Quest, and Justice League of America in this matter. Tut tut! Algore missed these most important members of the Earth Defense Force.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at May 28, 2004 at 03:45 AM

I thought Gore's speech was excellent. I am curious if any of you actually read the whole thing, or watched the entire thing on television.

What specific parts of the speech did you object to?

Instead of attacking the man, or the group he delivered the speech to, or the former president he once campaigned with, I'd like to see some actual comments here that address the actual speech.

Posted by: Human at May 28, 2004 at 05:23 AM

Among other things, I object to this:

"David Kay concluded his search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq with the famous verdict: "we were all wrong." And for many Americans, Kay's statement seemed to symbolize the awful collision between Reality and all of the false and fading impressions President Bush had fostered in building support for his policy of going to war."

I object to it because it conveniently leaves out a couple of rather major points: When he was in the Veep's office, the administration a) was fully convinced that Saddam had and was pursuing WMDs and b) made Saddam's removal official policy of the US government.

I also object to his allegation that the US has thumbed its nose at the Geneva Convention, which is patently untrue. Moreover, he effectively absolves combatants in Iraq from the very same rules.

Others may have further objections.

Posted by: Steve in Houston at May 28, 2004 at 06:56 AM


Honor? He decided not to honor the Geneva Convention. Just as he would not honor the United Nations, international treaties, the opinions of our allies, the role of Congress and the courts, or what Jefferson described as "a decent respect for the opinion of mankind." He did not honor the advice, experience and judgment of our military leaders in designing his invasion of Iraq. And now he will not honor our fallen dead by attending any funerals or even by permitting photos of their flag-draped coffins.

Emphasis is mine.

The Geneva Convention is being honored. Look at the courtmartials going on right now.

Bush honored the UN....all of the resolutions that UN passed condemning Hussein prior to 2000. He even tried to get them to put their money where their mouth was. That the UN disagreed is immaterial.

International treaties -- OK, just which one are we talking about here? Kyoto, which the Senate has refused to pass? Others?

Role of Congress: Please remember, Congress approved the Iraq 2002. That some people changed their minds is immaterial. They haven't voted to withdraw, hmmmm?

Oh, and then we have the joint House-Senate Resolution of 1998, authorizing the of US military forces against Iraq. Say, who was the Vice President in 1998, as well as the President of the Senate?

The courts -- does he refer to Gitmo? That's arguable.....once the courts decide on it. The case is still pending.

Honoring our dead.....y'know, this is hypocrisy at it's worse. The original order was in 1991, during Desert Storm I, under the elder President Bush. The order remained unchanged during the Clinton Administration, and all of the military and civilian casualties we suffered in that period. Eh? Bosnia. Somalia. USS Cole. Khobar Towers. The US embassies in Africa. Need I continue? That, of course, assumes that parading coffins on front pages and the evening news is honoring our fallen, and not pushing someone's propaganda machine. It's an issue only because every ignores what Gore and Clinton did the same thing. Maybe there weren't enough photo ops?

And there you have but one paragraph, "Human", with multiple omissions, distortions, half truths, and outright lies. And I only focused on 3 sentences, out of 5 total.

The rest of the speech is equally hate filled, loonie, and downright wrong.

Besides, Al Gore was speaking.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at May 28, 2004 at 08:29 AM

Gentlemen, but for a few chads, this man may have been President.

Scary, isn't it?

Posted by: Quentin George at May 28, 2004 at 09:12 AM

Quentin George -- I've always felt those Florida voters should have their driver's licenses revoked, not their votes recounted. If they can't follow a freaking arrow, they obviously can't read traffic signs.

The Real JeffS -- "In a shocking development, this week 60 Minutes will feature an interview with Captain Scarlet in which he lambasts the Bush Adminstration's total lack of preparedness to cope with the Mysteron threat, as revealed in his new book with Tom Clancy..."

Posted by: richard mcenroe at May 28, 2004 at 11:23 AM

Richard, maybe Algore is waiting for the Justice League of America to save his butt. That can happen if one watches too much Cartoon Network.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at May 28, 2004 at 02:01 PM

Quentin, chads weren't the problem. Idiot voters who can't dial 911 were the problem, supported and encouraged by idiot politicians, scam artists and lazy bureaucrats. Those same two counties screwed up the ballot process again in the 2002 elections.

Andrea Harris ought to go over and supervise the election officials. That'll fix the problem!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at May 28, 2004 at 02:58 PM