He’s Slipped His Straight Jacket Again

Al Gore, that is.

His latest rant is stunning in its chutzpah:

“The claim by Bush and Cheney that the American people must give them four more years in office or else be ‘hit hard’ by another terrorist attack is a sleazy and despicable effort to blackmail voters with fear,” Gore said.

“They are going back to the ugliest page in the Republican playbook: fear,” he said. “They’re not even really trying to convince you to vote for George Bush. Their only hope, they’ve decided, is to try and make you too afraid to vote for John Kerry. It’s the lowest sort of politics imaginable. It is not worthy of a presidential candidate.”

This from a man who, in 1996, bellowed at the nation that if the Evil Republicans retained Congress, that they would poison the air and water, starve schoolchildren, and force old folks to eat kibbles and bits, before throwing them out of their homes. This from a man whose party ran radio ads in St. Louis claiming that “more black churches would burn” in the event of a Republican victory.

This only elicits one more sigh of relief that he didn’t win in 2000.