Obama meets Gore on climate change, but things are still bad
As previewed on The Ticket earlier, former Vice President Al Gore met with incoming President Barack Obama today in what's become the Midwestern White House-designate, a federal building in downtown Chicago.
They talked about climate change (it's still changing), the transition (it's still transitioning) and how to develop green jobs as part of an economic stimulus plan (still much to do). But no details yet. This was for the cameras.
Also, no word from either man about a job or assignment for the ex-senator from Tennessee in the administration of the ex-senator from Illinois.
But here's a news video with what Obama had to say about the meeting and its import, with an opening aside trying to salvage the day's media message about the arrest this morning of his homestate's Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges, surrounding the alleged sale of the governor's nomination to fill Obama's vacant Senate seat.
-- Andrew Malcolm