Al Gore spoke at Georgetown University the other day, and, while exceptions must be made for Mr. Gore–who undoubtedly has a hard time as Nov. 2 approaches–it must be said that the speech he delivered at Georgetown was Even Weirder Than Usual.
Donning his theologian’s cap, Mr. Gore addressed the topic of Original Sin:
“I’m convinced that most of the president’s frequent departures from fact-based analysis have much more to do with right-wing political and economic ideology than with the Bible,” Gore said. “It is love of power for its own sake that is the original sin of this presidency.
“The essential cruelty of Bush’s game is that he takes an astonishingly selfish and greedy collection of economic and political proposals and then cloaks them with a phony moral authority, thus misleading many Americans…who have a deep and genuine desire to do good in the world.”
“Truly, President Bush has stolen the symbolism and body language of religion and used it to disguise the most radical effort in American history to take what rightfully belongs to the American people and give as much of it as possible to the already wealthy and privileged.”
Powerline has a good piece on Mr. Gore’s latest, the gist of which is: What the heck was the guy talking about?