Oh Goody, 17 More Months of Gore Puns
Al Gore officially kicked off his presidential campaign yesterday in Tennessee, making brief mention of the environment. “Some want to cut back on environmental protection and let polluters off the hook. I will never let that happen,” he said, making a clear comparison between himself and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the leading Republican candidate, who recently backed a bill that would put in place a voluntary compliance program for Texas industrial polluters. A New York Times editorial notes that Gore has been a key policy player on environmental issues in the Clinton administration, while Bush is weak in the environmental arena.