Was Al Gore Brilliant on SNL? See It To Believe It
I just watched a clip of Al Gore on SNL last night and I'm in a state of mild shock. He gives a pretend speech as President of the United States and it was actually hip, and...well....it was brilliant. There was one comment at the very end that I would have yanked and that I'm sure the pious right wing desperados will jump on. But overall this was a stunning display of comedic writing and Al pulled it off. These mind-blowing moments are happening with increasing frequency now. Steve Colbert might have caused a comedic rush back towards courage - comedy that makes the leaders sweat. I doubt this Al Gore piece would have even been considered if Steve Colbert hadn't spoken truth to Bush a couple of weeks ago. The blow-back to a long repressive regime is in full force. Now you have Frank Rich calling the White House the real traitors. If you're a young person out there, remember these times. Keep a journal. Write your reactions and observations down. We are in a very dynamic phase in history right now. These are times of consequence. Watching Al Gore in a comedy skit that skewered the weasels in charge, was a loud and brilliant proclamation that America is not over. In fact, it's coming back and it's live from New York.
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