The Year 2000 Presidential elections will go down in history as the year of the double standards.
The health of Senator John McCain is questioned, while President Clinton was never required to released his medical records. McCain has released his.
George W. is castigated for not knowing a Jeopardy question while Al Gore’s dumb quotes are making the rounds on the Internet, without one word in the mainstream press.
Like the one where he says, “It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.” or “[It’s] time for the human race to enter the solar system.”
My favorite one is when he said, “I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.”
Buchanan and Bauer are called extremists when Gore compared the U.S. Army to a “fascist, totalisarian regime,” and thinks cars should be eliminated. And Steve Forbes is accused of being wooden and lacking charisma while we are supposed to believe that Al Gore is Mr. Personality.
Something tells me though, none of this hypocrisy is lost on the voters… but we’ll see next November if the hyprocisy spin worked.