From Taiwan’s Taipei Times:
Former US vice president Al Gore will not be able to make it to Taiwan this September to address the issue of global warming, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tien Chiu-chin (田秋堇) said yesterday. Tien, who invited Gore to visit Taiwan to promote awareness on global warming, told reporters yesterday that she received an e-mail from the Harry Walker Agency, which has the exclusive right to arrange Gore’s speeches, saying that Gore had canceled all his scheduled events in the next six months. The visit to Taiwan had been postponed to next year, she added. Tien said the reason for the cancelation was that Gore was considering a presidential bid.
That’s big news if true. Has anyone heard of Gore canceling other appearances? If this report is correct, it should be obvious very soon. Having Gore in the race would certainly add entertainment value. Also, if Gore jumps in, can John Kerry be far behind?
Via The Corner.
UPDATE: A reader sent us this link, which appears to indicate that the Taiwan story is a fraud. Not sure whether that’s good news or bad news. And, of course, it doesn’t necessarily mean Gore won’t jump in.
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