What could Al have done to ensure better numbers for “Live Earth”? The most obvious thing would have been to replace Cat Stevens and Madonna with Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, and Snoop Dogg with Scooter Libby:
Just 22% said they followed news stories about the concert Somewhat or Very Closely…. Fifty-four percent (54%) said they followed news coverage of the President’s decision to commute Scooter Libby’s sentence.
Clearly, Scooter Libby singing “Gangsta Walk” could have driven audiences in Washington up to four figures.
But let’s see now:
2007 – Al Gore becomes spokesman for global warming. Concern over “climate change” falls to barely detectable levels.
2003 – Al Gore endorses Howard Dean. Dean presidential campaign collapses.
I believe if you go back and freeze-frame the famous “Happy Days” episode where Fonzie jumps the shark, you’ll see the shark is in fact Al Gore enjoying a quiet backstroke.