EDMONTON -- It's wonderful that Ralph Klein and Stephen Harper are working to raise our profile in Washington, but for every silver lining there is a cloud -- and in this case it's a glowering thunderhead named Al Gore. ....
The election in Canada was partly about the tar sands projects in Alberta," Gore told a crowd at the Sundance film festival in Utah. "The financial interests behind the tar sands poured a lot of money and support behind an ultra-conservative leader in order to win the election and to protect their interests."
Apparently Gore was unaware that Canadian election law caps company donations at $1,000 a year, or that natural resources are controlled by provincial governments and not the feds. But why let facts get in the way of a good smear?
Well, thanks for that, Al, but I'm guessing most Albertans have a better grip on their lives than a political also-ran who can't get over the fact he lost the presidency to George W.
Gore also has a Michael Moore-style movie out -- An Inconvenient Truth -- that tries to dramatize the eye-glazing greenhouse gas slide show presentation the former Veep has been boring audiences with for two decades (I have had the misfortune to sit through it twice).