Al Gore update: He will write a book
Al Gore, remember him? Joe Lieberman's running mate.
A former newspaper reporter and inventor, Gore led the Democratic Party into oblivion in 2000 by losing his own home state in the presidential election against some Texas yahoo. Gore has signed to write another book.
The publisher describes the upcoming tell-all tome as "an X-rated look at the seamier side of American public life where empty-headed liberal celebrities with hypocritcally huge carbon-footprints and this year's spouse receive immense sums of money simply for showing up at glitzy ceremonies to exchange meaningless awards."
The working title is: "A Convenient Truth."
No, not really. The book will actually be another riveting account of "the political, social and economic forces that are shaping what America and the world will become in ensuing decades," according to the publisher.
According to Gore, who likes long sentences as well as long court fights:
With this new work, I hope to help start a conversation about the large-scale drivers of change that are defining and shaping our future — from the rapid development and integration of radically new technologies to the planet-changing impact of the climate crisis, to poverty, globalization, and the democratization of knowledge accompanying the emergence of a ubiquitous Internet linking ever more intelligent devices.
Could there be a Current TV reality spinoff show in the democratization of knowledge?
The book was acquired by a new Random House editor, noted talk-show guest Jon Meacham, who recently led the Newsweek print edition into oblivion.
-- Andrew Malcolm
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Photo: Don Emmert / AFP / Getty Images (Happy Joe Lieberman helped Gore lose the presidential election in 2000 before switching sides and doing the same for Republican John McCain in 2008).