Jun 16

As we posted earlier today, the Tennessee Senate rejected a proposal to erect statues to honor two of the state’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, Al Gore and Cordell Hull.

The AP story has been updated to include spin blaming the Senate Republican’s “extremist, partisan dislike” of Al Gore for the failure of the proposal, and of course the AP couldn’t resist the urge to promote Hull to victim status:

“I’m embarrassed for our state that we have decided not to honor two individuals who won just about the most prestigious prize in the world because of extremist, partisan dislike of one person,” said [Democratic Sen. Andy] Berke.

But, many of the opponents said logically that statues should only be for people that have assumed room temperature:

Several opponents said they voted against the measure because it breaks with the current practice of only honoring people once they have died.

Other opponents said that they opposed the proposal because it wasn’t all-inclusive:

Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, said he opposed the measure because it would have excluded Nobel laureates in other fields, like Murfreesboro native James M. Buchanan Jr. who won the award for economics in 1986.

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2 Responses to “Dem blames Tennessee Senate’s rejection of a statue of Al Gore on ‘extremist, partisan dislike of one person [Gore]’”

  1. Brian G Valentine says:

    I wonder why Democrats see this as “partisan.”

    You don’t need to be Republican or Protestant or a member of the Rotary Club or anything else to DESPISE Al Gore.

    “Dislike” for Al Gore is too mild a description – for my feelings, anyway. I mean, I “dislike” the taste of the herb cilantro, but cilantro doesn’t make me want to howl four letter words – which is what happens to me every time I think of things associated with Al gore,

    such as the phrase “the puhLANette has a FEEEvurrr”

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  2. […] patron saint of global warming will not be celebrated with a statue in Tennessee after all.  Good decision, since one of the two founded the infinitely corrupt United […]

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