RUSH: Do you realize what a sad day this is for Bill Clinton?
MJOES: The Norwegian Nobel committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared in two equal parts between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, and Albert Arnold Algore, Jr., for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about manmade climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.
RUSH: So the Nobel committee here has officially rendered themselves a pure, 100 percent joke. Manmade climate change is not about man except harming man, while "saving," quote, unquote, the environment, but more on that in a moment. You have to know, folks, that Bill Clinton today is fuming. You know damn well that he's probably abusing interns today out of anger. He goes out, he raises hundreds of millions of dollars for tsunami and Katrina relief; he holds his yearly billionaires club meeting. He has his own climate change initiative, and this majordomo of his, Albert Arnold Algore, wins the award for a movie about himself that a British judge has ruled has at least eleven defects, major errors, lies, assumptions that are incorrect. Now, if you're Bill Clinton, this has to tick you off. He's the guy that's supposed to get away with lies. He's the guy supposed to receive awards for lying so well. Algore has just trumped him. So now Algore will join Yasser Arafat, among the list of noble Nobel peace laureates. By the way, folks, I have no animus for having not won. They can't ever take my nomination away from me. It will never happen. Being nominated is enough. A lot of people have said, "Rush, you need to demand a recount." I've thought about demanding a recount. I've gone back and forth on this. Well, you know, Gore lobbied for this. I've thought about filing an official protest, ladies and gentlemen. I was extremely concerned about the unethical lobbying behind the scenes. I was considering launching an investigation demanding a recount.
But then I thought, "Why do this?" Had I won the Nobel Peace Prize, what I would have done is awarded it to either the Bush administration for successfully disarming the nuclear program of North Korea and working diligently to do the same thing in Iran, or I would have awarded it to General Petraeus and the United States military. If there has ever been an engine for peace in the world, it is the United States military. So I don't have the chance to redirect the Nobel Peace Prize to proper recipients. So in this case, I call on Algore to do it. I call on Albert Arnold Algore to redirect his Nobel Peace Prize to genuine agents of peace. The idea that he shares this with some UN committee is doubly laughable. Algore should be sharing this with the media, if anyone, and some Hollywood producers. You gotta feel for Bill Clinton. I mean, Clinton's the guy that wanted the Nobel Peace Prize, and Algore gets one. Clinton wanted to scoop up millions, and millions, and millions of dollars and get rich -- and Algore, Albert Arnold Algore, got more money than the Clintons have. Clinton wants Hillary in the White House. And now Algore is the subject of a "Draft Al" movement, and the Drive-Bys are so excited. Take audio sound bite number three. They're all panting now that Albert Arnold Algore has won the Nobel Peace Prize, that he might run for president.
VIEIRA: A big morning for Algore, this announcement coming from Oslo, Norway, just hours ago.
LAURER: Gore and a UN panel won the Nobel Peace Prize. There is a grassroots movement to get him to run for the White House. So will he bite?
VIEIRA: Yeah, they think it's his duty to run.
SAWYER: Let's turn to the big news this morning about the Nobel Peace Prize. It is exciting for former vice president Algore.
SNOW: A big morning for Algore. A pretty good year for him. And, as for running for president, will only intensify the calls.
CHETRY: The political impact, from this award received by Algore, to decide to step in, run for president.
BRZEZINSKI: Former vice president Algore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and many now think he should run for president again.
SCARBOROUGH: Yeah, that would be great.
SMITH: Breaking news this morning. The Nobel Peace Prize has awarded, and the winner is former vice president Algore.
STORM: And this is a comeback story. Wow! Algore now in the history books. Fascinating. You never know in such a wide open race.
SMITH: Draft Algore? Will he run?
RUSH: Have you noticed how every one of those people pronounces his name "Algore"? (laughing) Guess where that started, ladies and gentlemen? Right here on the EIB Network. So there's a "Draft Algore" movement. The Clintons arguably cost Algore the presidency. They upstaged his own presidential run with Hillary's Senate run. They sucked up a whole bunch of oxygen, a whole bunch of money, and of course a lot of media attention. He got more votes than Clinton ever did, but the Clintons stole the Democrat Party leadership from Algore. Algore should have been the leader of the Democrat party. But, no, the Clintons stole it, and they still have it. So will he settle the score? Realize, he's already settled two scores. Clinton was desperate for a Nobel Peace Prize. Algore got it. Both Clintons are hell-bent on getting rich. Algore made more than both of them combined. I mean I read somewhere that between Google and Apple, that Algore's worth over $90 million. Now, the Clintons haven't gotten there yet. That we know about. (I'm thinking Norman Hsu here. I don't know why.) So, anyway, that's the way the Nobel Peace Prize shapes up. We could get serious about it and talk about what a joke the Nobel committee has become, and perhaps we will as the program unfolds. You know, the climate crisis, here's what Gore is saying, if I can get serious here for just a second.
The climate crisis, he says, is "not a political issue;" it's a "moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity." That's what he said in accepting the award. Not true. It is 100 percent political. For a person steeped deep in the qualification culture -- the qualification culture is, "My two degrees mean I am smart" -- Algore has conferred upon himself the biggest ticket of his life in the Nobel Prize. Nothing says "I'm smart" quite like an award from a bunch of socialist Swedes, in the community that Algore runs around in. Much the same way as the Nobel Prize gave credence to Jimmy Carter's anti-Semitism and Yasser Arafat's peace campaign, Algore now has that same credibility for the religion of global warming. In my mind, in a fair and honest world, the recipient of this award -- the reason for this award being awarded, manmade global warming -- should debunk it, because the Nobel committee has lost all credibility long before they gave this award to Algore and the United Nations. Sadly, this will probably, in the minds of the ignorant and those who pay scant attention, lend convenience to the whole phony hoax that is manmade global warming.
RUSH: Myrtle Beach and Charlene, welcome to the program. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Fine. Very well.
CALLER: Good. Hey, Rush, I wanted to ask that you not get on Algore too badly about winning this Nobel Peace Prize because if you do everybody is going to see the sour grapes, and I'm tired of defending you. (giggles)
RUSH: Whoa! Wait a second!
CALLER: I defend you a lot.
RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. That's more important than your comment on the Algore. What do you mean you're tired of defending me?
CALLER: I defend you against a lot of people, even people in my family. I understand. I know this drill, but what do you mean you're getting tired of it? It's just a speech. (silence) It's just a phrase.
RUSH: Oh, I don't mean it?
RUSH: Okay, good. Because like I never got tired and still don't get tired of defending Ronald Reagan.
CALLER: No, no, no. No.
RUSH: So that's why. Tell these people you're tired of the complaints.
RUSH: Tell 'em to grow up and listen and tell 'em to open their minds. Now, your point about Gore. I have steadfastly refused to criticize Gore. Gore didn't award himself the prize. I did say that there was some unethical lobbying on behalf of Gore, by Gore for this, and then I did consider issuing a challenge, but I decided not to do it. I said that the Nobel committee is who's dishonored itself here, and their prize. This movie has eleven factual errors in it, as found by a British judge, a liberal judge. This movie can't be shown in Great Britain unless the students are told that there are eleven errors in it and has to be balanced. This movie is about Gore, a lecture that Gore gave, a slide show on global warming -- and, in this movie, Algore actually advocates that the people of western Africa and Calcutta be kept poor by not being able to use electricity and other modern advances to improve their lifestyle because those are the things that are destroying the planet and creating global warming. Well, the Peace Prize is about elevating people from oppression, liberating people, doing things to educate and bring liberty and prosperity to people. This does none of that, so they've dishonored the award -- actually long before, with Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat. Gore, I haven't said much about him, as I just illustrated to you here. But I have no sour grapes about this.
CALLER: Well, if that is what the Nobel Peace Prize is to be about, then you should have definitely won it.
RUSH: Well, would you like to hear what it's about?
RUSH: I've got a little piece here from John Berlau at the AmericanThinker.com. Let me just read you some excerpts of his piece here, his words here. Algore does not care about humanity. He only cares about the ecosystem. He has said, we need to save trees over cancer patients, among other things. He's won the Peace Prize. "This choice, more than any other Nobel Committee selection, marks the end of a 105-year era. In direct contradiction of Alfred Nobel's last will and testament, the selection of Gore essentially means the Peace Prize can no longer be said to be an award for improving the condition of [man]kind. Looking at Gore's writing, it's far from clear that Gore even believes that humanity is his most important priority. Not that there haven't been controversial or dubious selections before. ... But at the very least, the stated aims of Carter and even Arafat were the improvement of human life. Gore, by contrast, does not even profess improving the human condition as his fundamental goal. Rather, his stated desire is to stop human activity that he sees as ruining what he calls the 'ecosystem.' ... A common theme of selection for the Nobel Peace Prize and the other Nobel awards has been the use of science and technology to overcome problems afflicting humans such as starvation and disease. This fulfills the vision of Swedish inventor and entrepreneur Nobel, who pioneered the product of dynamite." The Nobel Peace Prize is named after a guy who invented dynamite! I have always found that funny. The thing that has happened here is that Algore's movie advocates a roll-back of lifestyles and a prevention of allowing poor people to advance their lifestyle using modern-day technology, because his movie makes the claim it's modern-day technology that's destroying the planet. Humans destroying the planet must be punished. Humans must reduce their lifestyle. Humans, therefore, must reverse all the work that previous Nobel Peace Prize nominees have been awarded for lifting people out of poverty. Gore suggests poor people stay poor and the rich people get less rich by paying higher taxes, to assuage the sin and the guilt for destroying the planet. So Algore's Peace Prize has nothing to do with mankind. It has everything to do with the religion of Gaia, of the Earth.