Sometimes he hits dazzlingly, sometimes he misses, but the guy has a scary-swift brain that turns over all kinds of rocks, and makes rapid sharp interpretations. The effect is to get my brain firing well too. (And his work in print has that quality.) It's fun to listen to that overclocked processor in his head, wired so well to his mouth, at work. I hope he is working on a book on the contemporary Supreme Court.
History is a cruel teacher, not just for Al Gore, but for the nation as a whole.
This address appears to be the genesis if not the actual outline for Mr. Gore's " The Assault on Reason." Mr. Gore's often lampooned speech pattern and cadence are perfect for this subject matter as he puts in place each of the puzzle pieces that reveal what the Bush Administration's, and the Corporatist' agenda are for the United States.