The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 September 2005

Al Gore, good neighbor

Former Vice President Al Gore put up 100k for two charter flights to New Orleans, airlifting about 270 residents of the beleaguered city, including patients at Charity Hospital, to points in Tennessee.

As James Joyner says:

Damned nice of him. Sure, he can afford $100,000 without batting an eye. But so can a lot of people who didn't do anything like this.

And yes, Gore was on the bash-Bush circuit yesterday, speaking to the Sierra Club, but he made a point of not tooting his own horn, which deserves some sort of credit.

Posted at 9:41 AM to Entirely Too Cool


Huh. I saw video of him at the NO airport, but I thought he was just on a fault-finding mission.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:07 AM on 11 September 2005

...as a matter of fact, had he been willing to talk to the Fox News people who caught him on camera, I could have thought better of him right then, instead of several days later. But I imagine that may have been part of the "not tooting his own horn" thing.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:08 AM on 11 September 2005