I thought the Republicans typically held ownership over the statement “Do as I say, not as I do.” Perhaps you found it a bit too Inconvenient to stand behind the beliefs you espouse in your film–but you’ve left this temporary non-consumer feeling let down and wondering if your “Truth” is more fiction than fact. I just read the article in USA Today about your big house livin’, oil stock ownin’, non-wind energy purchasin’ ways, and I’m feeling, well, disappointed to say the least (thanks to my Bush-loving Dad for pointing me to the article).
I recognize that flying on a plane to promote your film is part of your job. And I also realize that a house in both TN and VA could be justified as necessary for someone who keeps one foot in national politics. But come on, can’t you shell out the few extra bucks for the wind energy? How much consideration does that really require?
Please don’t leave us hanging the way you did in 2000. Fight back. Tell us you drive a Prius and you always recycle and you try to eat organic, locally grown produce and you use compact fluorescent lighting and that last year you planted at least one tree and that you’re writing a check today for wind energy.
I haven’t shopped for unnecessary items in 30 days, I’ve gained five pounds, and to top it all off, I have to go to Wal-Mart tomorrow. You might understand why I’m feeling a little pissy. This news came at a weak moment for me, Mr. Gore, and I need to know you practice what you preach. I’m eagerly awaiting your rebuttal to these accusations. Don’t make me face my dad and hang my head in shame!
Consumer-free Mom in Chapel Hill, NC