Thursday, April 3, 2008

AlGore & Obama ???

Today I was listening to CNN news. They were talking about the relationship between Barack Obama and Al Gore and his possible position in Obama's cabinet if he gets elected. Then they expressed on the fact that Al Gore has been distancing himself from politic and has been focusing on the issue of global warming. At this point one of the reporters joked on how he can become the secretary of Green House Gases !!! I thought that sounds silly at first but thinking about it I realize it is not that silly. It is actually quite a step to have some sort of action by executive branch to have an actual entity to work to reduce green house gases. May be not exactly a secretary of " Green House Gases" but somebody like Al Gore who would push for more actions. I guess it was not exactly a joke then.

And here with an article corresponding to the discussion I heard

 Obama said Wednesday he wants Gore for his administration.
Obama said Wednesday he wants Gore for his administration.

(CNN) — Al Gore has a spot in a potential Barack Obama administration, the Illinois senator said Wednesday.

Asked at a campaign event if he'd consider Gore for his cabinet, Obama immediately said he would.

" I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this [climate change] problem," Obama said.

Obama also said he talks with the former vice president on a "regular basis," and often consults with him on climate change issues.

Could Gore serve alongside Bill Clinton in an Obama administration? Last November, the Illinois senator said he'd offer the former president a job "in a second."

"There are few more talented people [than Clinton]," Obama said then.

– CNN's Alex Mooney and Chris Welch

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