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What’s up with Al Gore’s rain-forest getups?
How come Al Gore is wearing heavy jeans, a long-sleeved shirt, AND a vest in the promotional photo for his save-the-planet movie [An Inconvenient Truth]? He’s standing in a tropical rain forest setting, for crying out loud. — Joseph Spehar
Will no one cut the former Vice President of the United States a fashion break? Ever since he accepted dubious campaign advice about the vote-getting potential of a wardrobe rich in earth-tone colors of mud and straw, the man’s exterior has been scrutinized with mercilessness more appropriately applied to Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. If you ask me — and you do — only an amateur in the ways of bugs, thorns, poisonous plants, sunburn, and other tropical perils wears anything but long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in a rain forest. Now let me ask you a question: Do you think advocacy documentaries have the power to change people’s minds — and inspire action — or do you think they speak only to the like-minded?
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