What a scary thought

I find the thought of a Gore presidency absolutely scary. While the Democrats and the liberal media have faulted Bush for being in the pocket of “big oil,” they ignore the fact that Armand Hammer and Occidental Petroleum bankrolled Al Gore Sr. and bragged that Gore was in his pocket. Gore Jr. continued the association until Hammer’s death. By then, everyone knew that Hammer was a Soviet agent. Furthermore, the Gore family’s wealth was gained through big oil, in the name of Occidental Petroleum plus certain sweetheart deals with the Gores.

Second, Al Gore Jr., is an inveterate liar. He clearly has lied repeatedly about the Buddhist temple fundraiser. He also lied repeatedly and tried to dodge the issue of fundraising from the White House. He lied in 1996 when he said at the Democratic National Convention that after his sister’s death from lung cancer in 1984, he began to attack the tobacco industry. Simply not true.

Gore has raised tobacco and has accepted thousands in contributions from the industry – at least through 1990. In 1988, he made a pitch for funds to the industry in which he bragged about being a tobacco farmer and actually working in the fields.

In Oct. 1999 he claimed to have worked for a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty for 20 years. Yet in 1988, he opposed the ban and accused fellow Democrats of being out of touch for proposing one.

Which Al Gore are we to believe? Why all the lies, and there are many, many more that were mostly unnecessary. At least we can understand why Bill Clinton and Hillary lie.


Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, June 4

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Lummi Tribal members Ellie Kinley, left, and Raynell Morris, president and vice president of the non-profit Sacred Lands Conservancy known as Sacred Sea, lead a prayer for the repatriation of southern resident orca Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut — who has lived and performed at the Miami Seaquarium for over 50 years — to her home waters of the Salish Sea at a gathering Sunday, March 20, 2022, at the sacred site of Cherry Point in Whatcom County, Wash.

The Bellingham Herald
Editorial: What it will require to bring Tokitae home

Bringing home the last captive orca requires expanded efforts to restore the killer whales’ habitat.

AI ethics or AI Law concept. Developing AI codes of ethics. Compliance, regulation, standard , business policy and responsibility for guarding against unintended bias in machine learning algorithms.
Comment: What Congress can do to keep an eye on AI

It needs to establish guardrails, ensure accountability and keep the technology monopolies honest.

County auditor: Fell best suited for reelection to post

Garth Fell is the best candidate to continue to serve the Snohomish… Continue reading

Work zone speed cameras a money grab

Regarding the editorial about work zone speed cameras (“Set your muscle memory… Continue reading

Comment: What capital gains tax’s court win means for so many

The state Supreme Court’s decision makes the state’s taxes more fair and provides revenue to aid many.

Comment: State’s high court ignores precedent in writing its rules

In seeking to end ‘systemic racial injustice,’ court’s justices ignore constitutional constraints.

Comment: Public safety lost ground in this year’s Legislature

Legislation that would have better addressed racism’s effects on communities was not adopted by lawmakers.

A map of the I-5/SR 529 Interchange project on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Editorial: Set your muscle memory for work zone speed cameras

Starting next summer, not slowing down in highway work zones can result in a $500 fine.

Most Read