A farewell to President Gore
In an alternate universe, the country is saying goodbye to President Gore and hello to President-elect Cheney.
Thu, Jan 15 2009 at 10:52 AM
I nearly lol
ed all over myself when I read something in The Guardian
yesterday morning titled "The change we need"
. The piece was written by a TA Frank from an alternate universe, the one where Bush wasn't able to steal the election in 2000. President Gore takes some heat in the column for showboating with a press conference after breaking up a terrorist ring conspiring to fly airplanes into buildings in 2001. His handling of Hurricane Katrina, where he totally evacuated New Orleans only to have the levees his administration fortified hold the surging waters back.
President Gore's firing of Alan Greenspan and installation of Paul Volcker cut off a promising housing boom and held the growth in GDP to a miserly 3%.
Yes, in that version of the multiverse, they are glad to see boring old reliable Gore ride into the sunset. Of course, they do have four years of a Cheney presidency coming up, so we could be the better off reality- we've taken our medicine and have eight years of Obamarama to soothe our wounds and get us back on track to being the most kickass nation on the planet.
Not ass kicking, kick ass. Huuge difference.
It's in the same vein as an earlier appearance that Al Gore made on SNL:
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