Now I am pissed off
- 8 Sep 06, 06:37 PM
I wanted to write about the controversy I caused by asking a child if he was “pissed off”. The problem is my editor got there first, which pissed me off. What made it even more irritating is that he’d called me into his office the morning after my report and given me a mild dressing down. “A word of wisdom,” he said, “don’t swear at children.”
Good advice, but in the meantime I need to blog about something else and this week I met (to steal his gag) the former future president of the United States.
There’s no question Al Gore would have been the most important man I have ever met if those hanging chads hadn’t done for his presidential hopes. But losing the presidential election seems to have been the making of the man.
If someone had asked you if you wanted to invest in a film of Al Gore giving a lecture on climate change you’d have thought you were onto a sure-fire loser. A rival once said of Gore that he is so boring that when he has a fireside chat, the fire goes out. But Gore’s film is unexpectedly compelling.
The new Al Gore is a man with a righteous fire in his soul, a man on a mission. He wants to warn the world of the perils of global warming and his film - based on the slide show he’s been touring around America ever since the Supreme Court decided Bush was to get the White House – is a rousing call to arms.
It is a surprisingly emotional film and Al Gore is a surprisingly interesting man and if that pisses you off don't hesitate to comment here.