Al Gore III should be feted not arrested
As has been widely reported in mainstream media and in extremely right wing blogs, you all know that Al Gore III (GIII) was arrested this week for speeding and other assorted infractions.
This is injustice as not been seen since the 60s when racist white cops picked on the Black Panthers and the Weathermen for no reason other than the Man was once again being a dick. But I digress. Al Gore III is being unfairly targeted. He is a hero not a criminal.
GIII has done more to publicize the performance possibilities of hybrid. Only his incredible dad (GII) has done more.
Also, people who drive hybrids should not be ticketed for speeding anymore than they are ticketed for driving alone in the carpool lane.
Even if he did break the law a little bit, what's worse, going a little fast in a hybrid (which was probably just the flow of traffic) or raping our environment? Since we don't punish the later why punish the former?
The poor kid is obviously sick. For all we know he was rushing to the hospital with all of his medicines with him. He had so many prescription drugs (including Xanax, Valium, Vicodin, Adderall, and medicinal marijuana) that he must be horribly sick. (Why else would he be driving a 2:15 a.m. than if he wasn't sick?). He deserves our help not a ticket. Plus given the how expensive medicines are, the poor kid probably probably spent all his money on those prescriptions.
You can bet that the right wing Orange County cops picked on him (which is easy since how many Prius's are there anyway?) with hopes of upsetting any plans he has of following in his dad's and grandfather's footsteps. Let's face it, being successful politicians is in the Gore blood!
If all else fails, his dad should just give him a pardon. Over 50% of the country sees Al Gore II as the rightful president so over 50% of the country would recognize the legitimacy of the presidential pardon. That means the majority of jurors on any trial would have to let him go. If Scooter Libby gets a pardon so should AG III.
Al Gore II is the process of saving the planet. I think that it's more important for our world that Al be focused on saving the lives of 10 billion people than to be distracted by political persecution of his son by Orange County cops.