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Question …

If Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize, will Bush the Younger acknowledge it?

Comments

  1. #1 John S. Wilkins
    October 12, 2007

    Of course not. He’ll challenge it in the Supreme Court.

  2. #2 blf
    October 12, 2007

    Should Gore win, it’d be daft for Bush II to ignore that he’d won. He might not mention the win, but I suspect it is more likely is his goons will try to “spin” it (“frame” it?). There are several ways of spinning it. One might be:

    Congratulations to President Gore on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. The award recognises his ability as a showman and entertainer seen around the world.

    Of course, a true spin doctor (propagandist) would phrase it better, but you should get the idea… (And I do know Gore was VP not president, but the convention, apparently, is to refer to ex-VPs (at least) as “President”.)

    In principle, the spin would depend on what the prize committee has to say, but since Bush II has never paid attention, I’m assuming that would be ignored and an alternative “reality” invented.

  3. #3 John Mashey
    October 13, 2007

    It is absolutely clear, that George Bush recognized scientific consensus on climate change, and acted in a timely fashion to show good support for the IPCC and its efforts.

    =====
    Oops, that was George H. W. bush, and it was 1989:
    http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/research/public_papers.php?id=1156&year=1989&month=11

    Only nit is a typo (mis-scan) about devoting 0 million…

    It is a reminder that politicization of science to the current extent is a recent (and very unwelcome) phenomenon.

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