We have a strong early front-runner for “Slimeball of the Year”: Al Gore. Our hero built up the market penetration of Current TV by using his juice with the FCC. Then he transformed this commercial failure into solid gold by selling it to Al-Jazeera, the television network of the Islamists.
These are the folks whose stated mission in life is to subjugate all of humanity to Islam – convert or kill. Their latest strategy insight is to pursue subversion from within rather then relying on violent assaults which generate pushback, like 9/11. Their reasons for paying big bucks for a commercially near – worthless US cable TV outlet are beyond obvious. Hint: it’s not to make money.
So Al Gore sold out his country for a few hundred million pieces of silver. But if that makes him over-the-top despicable (which it does), I still don’t buy into the criticism he got for trying to close the deal before the Obama tax increases kicked in at the first of the year. Even though he advocated for the higher tax rates, we all live by the same rules whether or not we agree with them. He was entitled to legally pursue lower tax rates as much as the next guy.
Judge Learned Hand once said “nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands”. Old Judge Hand had it right. But Gore has shamed himself and if the Left can’t acknowledge Gore’s moral collapse, they deserve to share his shame.
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Bio: Patterson is the volunteer chairman of the Goldwater Institute and past chairman of the Arizona Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
He has served on several community boards, including Goodwill of Central Arizona, Diamondbacks Foundation and Hospice of the Valley.
He is the state chairman for Americans for Tax Reform. Previously, he served as the President of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council (public sector chair). He was the minority leader (91-92) and majority leader (93-96) of the Arizona Senate.
He is a registered Republican but not politically active. In addition, he was the organizer and lead tenor of the original Arizona Singing Senators.