WASHINGTON — Talk about an inconvenient truth.
Al Gore finally won his place in the Oval Office on Monday — right next to George Bush.
Forever linked by the closest and craziest presidential race in history, the two men were reunited by, of all things, White House tradition. Gore was among the 2007 Nobel Prize winners who were invited in for a photo and some chatter with the president.
Gore got the Nobel nod for his work on global warming. His 2006 documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” won two Academy Awards this year.
The two men stood next to other, sharing uncomfortable grins for photographers and reporters, who were quickly ushered in and out.
The two also had a 40-minute meeting in the Oval Office. Bush aides said it was private and would not comment on it. Gore allowed that he and Bush spent the whole time talking about global warming.
“He was very gracious in setting up the meeting and it was a very good and substantive conversation,” Gore said. “And that’s all I want to say about it.”
Gore has not shied away from criticizing Bush since the 2000 election; his latest book, “The Assault on Reason,” is a relentless attack against the administration. And the White House’s response when Gore won the Nobel Prize was less than giddy.