From Matt Drudge:
FOX’s global warming thriller THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW is turning into a political lightening rod.
A rally featuring former VP and environmental advocate Al Gore will be held a couple of blocks away from the pic’s May 24 preem in Gotham and hosted by MoveOn.org, DAILY VARIETY is reporting on Wednesday.
...VARIETY reporter Gabriel Snyder is planning to quote Gore: “THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW presents us with a great opportunity to talk about the scientific realities of climate change. Millions of people will be coming out of theaters on Memorial Day weekend asking the question, ‘Could this really happen?’ I think we need to answer that question.”
Could this really have happened? People will be asking that about a Gore 2000 victory.
A friend of mine who works for an environmental group and grapples with global warming for a living was adamant that it would be a mistake for his group to get involved with this picture. His (evidently simplistic) theory - it is hard to be associated with something that is over the top without depicting one's self as over the top. I don't think this story about Al Gore rebuts him.
However, the lying, crooked Republican Attack Machine (of which I am but a proud lying, crooked RAMster) will have a forceful response to this Dem initiative! In order to demonstrate the commitment of this Administration to battle shadowy foreign threats, the GOP is hosting an event to concide with the opening of Van Helsing.