Al Gore called for
congress not to overturn a federal ban on offshore drilling recently
. If congress had any collective wit about them, they should immediately dismiss his comments as the rantings of an unrealistic lunatic.
Mr. Gore seems to be living in a parallel universe where the average American can afford to chuck over $4 and more for a gallon of gasoline for lord knows how long--I guess until the miracle of “alternative energy” comes along full bore in 10, 15 years or more? Mr. Gore is a multi-millionaire with nary a worry about the effects of paying higher prices for energy. If ushering the era of a carbonless economy means bankrupting middle class Americans, then so be it: To indirectly suggest that Americans must sacrifice in order to usher in his radical vision of the new era--the “green” nirvana--strikes me as callous arrogance. Mr Gore suffers from a misplaced messianic complex.