Al Gore shows up at Apple shareholder meeting, becomes a laughingstock

by editor on February 28, 2010

A billion dollars in the bank and he's still the fat kid who gets picked on by all the cool kids

$1,000,000 to the first reader who can tell us what’s wrong with that headline. Oh, sorry, time’s up.

The answer is, Al Gore didn’t become a laughingstock at the Apple meeting. The guy’s always been a laughingstock.

CNET reports the continuing disintegration of the Gore lore:

The presence of one of the world’s pre-eminent environmentalists at Apple’s shareholder meeting Thursday was the subject of much of the morning’s pointed discussion.

As expected, Apple’s attitude on environmental and sustainability issues was one of the main concerns of the stockholders present Thursday, followed closely by the company’s immense pile of cash. But early harsh comments about former Vice President Al Gore’s record set the tone.

Gore was seated in the first row, along with his six fellow board members, in Apple’s Town Hall auditorium as several stockholders took turns either bashing or praising his high-profile views on climate change.

At the first opportunity for audience participation just several minutes into the proceeding, a longtime and well-known Apple (AAPL) shareholder–some would say gadfly–who introduced himself as Sheldon, stood at the microphone and urged against Gore’s re-election to the board. Gore “has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted,” Sheldon said, referring to Gore’s views on global warming. “If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn’t need to be re-elected.”

While this attitude might crush the spirit of lesser men, it is not expected to bother Gore. Not being elected is nothing new to him.

Source: CNET

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I love this. I hate that Apple is so liberal… but if even they are waking up to the non-existence of climate change then I can only celebrate.