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Friday, September 09, 2005

Leading by Example

Thank you Mr. Gore.
Al Gore helped airlift some 270 Katrina evacuees on two private charters from New Orleans, acting at the urging of a doctor who saved the life of the former vice president's son. Gore criticized the Bush administration's slow response to Katrina in a speech Friday in San Francisco, but refused to be interviewed about the mercy missions he financed and flew on Sept. 3 and 4. However, Dr. Anderson Spickard, who is Gore's personal physician and accompanied him on the flights, said: "Gore told me he wanted to do this because like all of us he wanted to seize the opportunity to do what one guy can do, given the assets that he has."
Thanks to Mastrick for the tip, who offered this perspective:
So here's the tale of two wealthy Nashvillians, both of whom live in the affluent Belle Meade section of town. Al Gore helps hurricane victims, but refuses to talk about his efforts, or have his picture taken. Bill Frist cuts funding for New Orleans levee and pump improvements that were part of legislation passed in 1996. Nashville, like all other cities has both good and evil...

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