Dishonoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, former vice president and presidential candidate Al Gore spoke not of love and respect and tolerance, as were King's ideals, but rather of partisan politics and contempt of the other. Hijacking the holiday occasion to denounce Bush for the domestic surveillance program on a select few, Gore justified his hostile remarks by reminding the audience that King also suffered from FBI wiretaps.
Ah yes. Unfortunately. But Gore did not add that King carried on in spite of this, valiantly brought about change for the good and left an outstanding legacy.
And Gore? Hmmm, did he know anything about Clinton's domestic spying? Does he believe that Clinton and perhaps himself are as guilty as his accusations against Bush?
"What we do know about this pervasive wiretapping virtually compels the conclusion that the president of the United States has been breaking the law repeatedly and persistently," he maintained.
Alas, Al Gore has turned into a joke as he wildly flails around trying to find his niche; his legacy, which was once substantial, turning into a bad joke as well.
Ethel C. Fenig 1 17 06