At least one conservative blogger is making much of CBS’s Charles Cooper’s promotion of a debate between former Vice President Al Gore and former Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on global warming.
Personally, I think Sarah should do it. Her increasingly improving ability to withstand ridicule will stand in stark contrast to the self-righteous Democrat. And while Cooper (as fits the bias of his network) explores the charismatic Republican’s apparent reluctance to debate the pompous Democrat, he all but assumes that the man, who has heretofore refused to debate his pet issue, will, all of a sudden, shift course should Mrs. Palin prove willing. Perhaps Katie Couric’s sidekick thinks Gore will readily accede to the clamor for such a debate just ’cause he’s so smart and she’s so dumb.
But, he forgets what a “quick study” this accomplished reformer truly is.
The real question, however, should not be whether or not Palin will debate Gore, but why Gore won’t respond to Lord Monckton’s repeated invitations to debate.
Please note that the British peer issued this challenge before the publication of the Climategate e-mails.
Monckton and Gore have much in common, both born to prominent fathers and educated at prestigious universities. While living on opposite side of “the pond,” they find themselves on opposite sides of the global warming debate. Neither is a trained scientist. Both have a background in journalism. It seems a perfect pairing, one that a thinking man’s thinking man should eagerly embrace.
Wonder why the mainstream media isn’t making much of Lord Monckton’s challenge, choosing instead to focus on Sarah Palin’s hesitation.