Fat Albert used to be one of Bill Cosby's characters in his record albums including the Tomato that Ate Chicago and other iconic fictional archetypes. Fat Al Gore has been hibernating the last few months while AGW has been eroding chip by boulder by landslide. But today he loosed his unctuous tongue in forked fashion blabbering incoherently in an NY Times Op-Ed, obviously as a laugh riot designed to make drama queen Frank Rich and grammar-impaired Paul Krugman relatively respectable.
I see now that Ann Althouse has deconstructed Lyin' Al so much better than I could ever hope that I'll just let you read Ann's lucid slamdown and be done with trying to make sense of a fellow who is now perhaps ready for long-term rehabilitation---as a habitual liar, cheater, and Bernie Madoff wannabe as described in a November 9, 2009 article in the NY Times:
Critics, mostly on the political right and among global warming skeptics, say Mr. Gore is poised to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.
Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, asserted at a hearing this year that Mr. Gore stood to benefit personally from the energy and climate policies he was urging Congress to adopt.
Mr. Gore says that he is simply putting his money where his mouth is.
Lockbox Al took one science course during his years at Divinity School and got graded at a D+.
Doesn't seem he's improved either in the divinity/morality department or the science department since then.