Monday, October 02, 2006
Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth is superb - see it for the obvious reason that he is right, global warming is threatening us all - but also see it to learn how stupid political, advisers, consultants, spin nurses and policy wonks must be in the States and, therefore, here. During the election campaign against Bush, Gore was robotic, tongue-tied, paralysingly cautious and he lost. You may say he didn't really lose, but the point is that, if he had communicated in the way he does in this film, he would have won by a landslide. He was destroyed by flashy, dim-witted people who knew nothing. See them at work on The West Wing in which, unaccountably, they are portrayed as heroes. Watch out, Dave.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 7:20 am