Respect for PT Barnum

"Al Gore, the P.T. Barnum of environmentalism." —Mr. Wizard

I have 'way too much respect for Mr Barnum to let this go by.

Barnum had something real to give people.

Even if it was to laugh at falling for the Egress.

And his dying words were something like, what we're the day's receipts?

Barnum gave children wonder, made them happy.

Al sells fear. I'm trying to think of a real fraudster to whom to compare Gore, but the thought can't get past all the acrobats and elephants and calliopes in my head.

(Meanwhile, nic link to my only Al Gore cartoon.)