Somebody, apparently, forgot to tell Al Gore that much of the US is in the middle of a drought.
Somebody, apparently, forgot to tell Al Gore that much of the US is
in the middle of a drought.
Last month, the Veep’s planners organized a press event on the banks of
the Connecticut River in New Hampshire to either publicize environmental
issues or hype Gore’s plodding presidential campaign, depending on who
you asked. The main photo-op, which received coverage in most
newspapers, showed Gore floating merrily along in a canoe.
The problem? To make sure his canoe didn’t wind up scraping the shallow
river floor, PG&E Generating raised water levels specifically for the
event. This sent NH Republicans into a tizzy, one filing a complaint
with the Federal Election Commission and another going so far as to say
the water release constituted an illegal campaign contribution.
The Gore and PG&E camps, for their part, said the water was scheduled to
be released later that day.