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Bush: Will the Prez see Gore's new film on global warming?

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President Bush, in Chicago Monday for the National Restaurant Association show, was asked about former Vice President Al Gore new film (he's screening it at Cannes) during a Q and A after his speech.


Q You mentioned health care reform, catastrophic health care reform, Americans with Disabilities, as well. Under the umbrella of that, it doesn't seem that there is much addressed in terms of dental care, even though that is part of health care, I would think. And the second part of that question is, will you see Al Gore's new movie? (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Doubt it. (Laughter and applause.) But I will say this about the environmental debate, that my answer to the energy question also is an answer to how you deal with the greenhouse gas issue, and that is new technologies will change how we live and how we drive our cars, which all will have the beneficial effect of improving the environment.

And in my judgment, we need to set aside whether or not greenhouse gases have been caused by mankind or because of natural effects, and focus on the technologies that will enable us to live better lives and at the same time, protect the environment.

Not sure how to answer your question on dentistry, frankly. I'll take a look at it. Yes, drop your address off.


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"[W]e need to set aside whether or not greenhouse gases have been caused by mankind or because of natural effects"

Bush's worldview in a nutshell -- just set the facts aside. Expect the following to be announced shortly:

"We need to set aside whether or not lung cancer have been caused by smoking or because of natural effects"

"We need to set aside whether or not auto accidents have been caused by drunk driving or because of natural effects"

"We need to set aside whether or not New Orleans flooding has been caused by incompetence or because of natural effects"

"We need to set aside whether or not dead soldiers and Marines have been caused by my Iraq invasion or because of natural effects"

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