Obama and Gore to Meet Tuesday

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Monday, December 08, 2008 at 2:30 pm

And just like that, as if to reassure those on “the Left” that he’s still tuned in to their concerns, comes this report, from First Read:

President-elect Obama will meet with Al Gore tomorrow in Chicago.

Al Kamen of The Washington Post reported on Friday that next on Obama’s appointment agenda will be top posts related to energy and the environment, including energy secretary, Environmental Protection Agency administrator and secretary of the interior.

Gore has already indicated he’s not personally interested in serving, but the fact that he appears to be involved in an advisory role should go a long way to calm some of the fears about the trajectory of the new administration.

UPDATE: The Obama-Biden transition team confirms.

Tomorrow, President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will be meeting with former Vice-President Al Gore in Chicago to discuss energy and climate change and how policies in this area can stimulate the economy and create jobs.

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6 Comments

Colin Waters
Comment posted December 8, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

I know Gore has said that he is not personally interested in serving, but most politicians play it cool when it comes to this stuff (unless you are Sarah Palin).

Anyways, do you think that he may be offered not just an advisory role, but as energy secretary or admin of the EPA?


Matthew DeLong
Comment posted December 8, 2008 @ 2:27 pm

Well, Gore and his spokespeople have said repeatedly and flatly that he is not interested in serving in the new administration. Marc Ambinder says no way. Is it totally unthinkable that Obama makes an offer that Gore just can't refuse? Probably not. But all indications seem to be that it is EXTREMELY unlikely that Gore will accept anything other than an advisory role.

Supposedly these positions will be filled by Christmas, and maybe as early as this week, so I guess we'll know soon enough.


Colin Waters
Comment posted December 8, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

The sooner the better in my opinion. It is amazing how he has handled this entire transition so far. As a male I look up the way he handles every aspect of his life and is still above all else someone who is focused on his family and what needs to be done.


Colin Waters
Comment posted December 8, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

I know Gore has said that he is not personally interested in serving, but most politicians play it cool when it comes to this stuff (unless you are Sarah Palin).

Anyways, do you think that he may be offered not just an advisory role, but as energy secretary or admin of the EPA?


Matthew DeLong
Comment posted December 8, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

Well, Gore and his spokespeople have said repeatedly and flatly that he is not interested in serving in the new administration. Marc Ambinder says no way. Is it totally unthinkable that Obama makes an offer that Gore just can't refuse? Probably not. But all indications seem to be that it is EXTREMELY unlikely that Gore will accept anything other than an advisory role.

Supposedly these positions will be filled by Christmas, and maybe as early as this week, so I guess we'll know soon enough.


Colin Waters
Comment posted December 8, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

The sooner the better in my opinion. It is amazing how he has handled this entire transition so far. As a male I look up the way he handles every aspect of his life and is still above all else someone who is focused on his family and what needs to be done.


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