Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Information superhighway engineer, body surfer

This video of Al Gore, made just before the Democratic National Convention where he was anointed the Democratic presidential candidate, shows a side of him I've never seen before. It seems as if you can invent the internet and be a real live human being, replete with red blood flowing through your veins and air being cyclically drawn into and forced out of your lungs, all at the same time. Don't get me wrong; I'd vote for a sack of moldy flour over the Antichrist who is currently running the country, and it would be hard to top having the greatest technological visionary of our time as president, but I always assumed that Mr. Gore was actually a robot sent from Saturn's moon Titan. I have long held that anyone who actually wants to hold a public office is intrinsically ill-suited for the job, since that goal implies a lust for power and control, and an acceptance of bureaucratic stupidity, which is anathema to effective governance. In this video, Mr. Gore even claims (plausibly!) that he was totally disenchanted with government in his youth, and only turned to politics as a reaction to the affronts against reason he saw perpetrated by those in office. Vote Gore and Blood '08!!!

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