|Greenpeace's least favorite Polar Bear returns|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Tuesday, 18 May 2010 08:59|
Gore went the University of Tennessee today to accept his honorary doctorate from the school. Waiting for him was Greenpeace's least favorite Polar Bear, Phelim McAleer.
As we've come to expect, Gore avoided any attention with the media, not even allowing them to attend the fund raising dinner he hosted the night before.
"I am disappointed that Al Gore has come to Knoxville and is once again appearing in public but won't makes himself available to journalists," McAleer said.
McAleer still found a way to ask hard questions, hiring a plane and a banner saying "Mr. Gore, why send jobs to China?"
"What he is proposing has a very, very serious effect on America and the American economy," McAleer said.
"First he got a Nobel prize although he didn't bring peace, now he's getting an honorary degree for scaring Americans with flawed science," Dillon MacDonald, a CFACT-TN leader said in a statement on the group's website. "He flies in private jets, just bought another mansion, yet tells working people their houses are too large, their showers too warm, their cars too fast and our economy too free. We should give him a doctors in hypocrisy."
Gore has had no response to the Knoxville Tea Party and CFACT's accusations or to McAleer's banner.
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