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Thursday, May 24, 2007

The President

posted by on May 24 at 9:45 AM

While everybody’s transfixed (in embarrassment) at our President’s wild press conference performance this morning, check out the calm wisdom of Al Gore.

Regular Stranger contributor (and my best friend) Tom Nissley interviews Gore over at’s books blog.

Nissley’s an incisive interviewer and his lead off question—about Gore’s use of the sort of shorthand media imagery he supposedly deplores in contemporary political culture—sets the brainy pitch of the Q&A.

Can’t get enough of the wonky Al Gore? Our very own Annie Wagner filed an equally heady interview with the man exactly a year ago.

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I always thought Tom Nissley was a higher life form than the rest of us. This interview proves it once and for all.

Posted by Strangerdanger | May 24, 2007 10:01 AM

It's good to hear from the President.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 24, 2007 10:03 AM

Wow: This is a good point that I never thought about before:

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) has stopped using the phrase “global war on terror” in committee budget documents, and the British government has banned the phrase “because it gives militant groups a shared identity.”

Posted by raindrop | May 24, 2007 10:16 AM

I'd like to see Al get the nomination without actually having to campaign.

Posted by elswinger | May 24, 2007 10:48 AM

Gore/Obama with no Gore primary campaign would be great.

Posted by whatever | May 24, 2007 11:34 AM

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