Former Vice President Al Gore testifies about global warming on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
Steven Hayward writes in National Review about the growing skepticism toward Gore's alarmism, and in particular the public's growing awareness of the contempt those who engage in "Gulfsteam liberalism" hold toward the general public: "...middle-class citizens understand that Gore wants them to use less energy and pay more for it, while he and his Hollywood pals use as much as they want and buy their way out of guilt, like a medieval indulgence."
Hayward also notes: "In the companion book to An Inconvenient Truth, Gore writes that 'a good way to reduce the amount of energy you use is simply to buy less. Before making a purchase, ask yourself if you really need it.' Gore decided that he does need it — for all four of his homes and his pool house."
Gore is perfectly entitled to his homes (and his pool house...and his huge electric bill), but he's not entitled to have them while hypocritically lecturing the rest of us about our consumption of energy.
The Washington Times suggests questions that Mr. Gore should be asked on Wednesday. I won't hold my breath.