You may not know me.
I used to be Vice President of the United States.
I managed to lose a presidential election in an historic manner and dragged the country through the courts for weeks before conceding the obvious.
Despondent, I put on fifty pounds and grew a big bushy beard. But then I snapped out of it.
I traveled the world whipping up fears of a global climate crisis. I was the toast of al the capitols of Europe.
I made an award winning “documentary” that twisted the facts (see Hockey Stick etc.) to support my thesis and I even won the Nobel Prize for my antics.
I did all this and all I have to show for it is a lousy 41%.
[Rasmussen] Forty-four percent (44%) of U.S. voters now say long-term planetary trends are the cause of global warming, compared to 41% who blame it on human activity.
Seven percent (7%) attribute global warming to some other reason, and nine percent (9%) are unsure in a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
How is it possible? I have had the world wide media on my side for the better part of a decade backing every silly claim of global warming. Politicians across the globe shouting down any dissenters. We heaped peer pressure on any unconvinced scientist by insisting on consensus and ridiculed anyone who did not get in line. I did everything right. Everything.
There was just one thing I didn’t count on. It got colder. Damn Sun.
I think I will get fat and grow a beard again.
Who am I? Who cares?