Losing the presidency has been very, very good for Al Gore. In the intervening years he won an Academy Award and the Nobel Peace Prize. And he also became very, very rich:
Mr. Gore doesn’t disclose much about his personal finances, but Bloomberg News came across a regulatory filing disclosing that he recently invested $35 million with the Capricorn Investment Group, a firm that Bloomberg said puts clients’ assets into hedge funds and invests in “makers of environmentally friendly products.” That’s a big wad of cash for someone who reported barely $2 million in assets in 2000, when his job as vice president came to an end.
So even if global warming, or climate change as it has now been euphemistically renamed, turns out to be another flying saucer story he still gets to keep the money.
Ah, is this a great country or what?