Bush and Gore meet one-on-one
Which was weird enough.
But afterward, it got even weirder. Bush and Gore talked privately for more than 30 minutes.
What did the arch rivals talk about?
“Of course, we talked about global warming - the whole time,” Gore said. "It was a private meeting and I’m not going to say anything about it other than that it was very nice, very cordial. He was very gracious in setting up the meeting, and it was a very good and very substantive conversation. That’s all.”
According to the NY Times, Monday was the first time Bush and Gore had met privately since December 2000 when Bush, having been declared the winner of the 2000 election by the Supreme Court, visited Gore at the vice president’s residence.
The two have had little contact since, meeting only occasionally at public events. But Bush did personally telephone Gore to extend the invitation, and the White House changed the date of the event so Mr. Gore could attend.
Wow. That is gracious.
The NY Times also had this to say:
Mr. Bush’s press secretary, Dana Perino, told reporters the president is willing to let bygones be bygones. “This president does not harbor any resentments,” she said. “He never has.”
You have got to be kidding me. What does Bush have to be resentful toward Gore about?
His winning the 2000 election?
His winning an Academy Award?
His winning an Emmy?
His winning a Nobel Prize?
His being right about Iraq?