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Al Gore the Genius?

By Michael Fumento

A letter to the Washington Post:

At least twice recently, The Post has published columns about how Al Gore is extremely intelligent - "Is It Wise to Be So Smart?" [Washington Sketch, May 30] and "An Egghead for the Oval Office" [op-ed, June 1].
Each time The Post failed to mention how Gore was a C student in college (including a C and a D in his science courses) and failed to complete either of two graduate programs, as described in The Post seven years ago ["Gore's Grades Belie Image of Studiousness; His School Transcripts Are a Lot Like Bush's," front page, March 19, 2000].
Hardly seems like a great intellect.

- Michael Bur

In fact, if you read Gore's first book you know he's scarily stupid. "South Park" aptly portrayed him as warning people about a dangerous creature that's "half man, half bear, and half pig." Explanation? If you reach politically correct conclusions, you're a genius no matter how wrong you are. Paul Ehrlich is the classic example of this. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day but Ehrlich has never been correct about anything. But he reaches the "right" conclusions and gets a "Genius Award." Gore's check is probably in the mail.

June 10, 2007 10:32 PM  ·  Media