Al Gore and Bob Barr vs. Bush
Gore is teaming up with former Rep. Bob Barr, a Republican,
for the policy address, sponsored by the liberal MoveOn.org and libertarian
Liberty Coalition. Barr is an outspoken critic of Bush on issues of national
security. He led the drive to impeach President Bill Clinton, Gore’s
partner in the White House for eight years.
“The speech will specifically point to domestic
wiretapping and torture as examples of the administration’s efforts to extend
executive power beyond Congressional direction and judicial review,”
according to a MoveOn.org press release. “The extent of bipartisan concern
over these issues is highlighted by former Republican Rep. Bob Barr’s introduction
of the Vice President and by the organizations cosponsoring the speech.”
Talk about the odd couple. Al Gore and Bob Barr, you’ve just got to love it.
On Martin Luther King Day, Gore and Barr will have at George W. Bush. Liberty
Speeches is offering a last ditch chance for tickets. No doubt there will
be lots of visuals and audio available on Monday. Expect it. I’m a Gore girl, so I can’t wait.