Last night, Al Gore appeared on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss his new bestseller, The Assault on Reason. Olbermann asked the Vice President about Cindy Sheehan's recent decision to leave activism and her dis-satisfaction with the peace movement. "My heart goes out to all those Americans who have lost loved ones, be they children or spouse," Gore noted. "Partners or brothers or sisters ... in the war."
Small but significant. Gore has often used the word "partners" as a direct reference to the many gay men and lesbians who have significant others in the armed forces. Isn't it refreshing to see a political figure who uses his capital to try to be inclusive on and off the campaign trail? Gore sounds much more presidential than almost all of the wanna-bes who are crowding the nomination process.
If you want to watch the video, the soundbite can be found at approximately four minutes thirty seconds.
Al Gore on Iraq [MSNBC]
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