The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“Meet Al Gore in Copen­hagen.” The of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment from this fair Dan­ish city says it all. The for­mer vice pres­i­dent is get­ting star treat­ment when he ar­rives with an en­tire swarm of green-minded gad­flies for the United Na­tions’ global warm­ing ex­trav­a­ganza, which be­gins on Dec. 7.

“Have you ever shaken hands with an Amer­i­can vice pres­i­dent? If not, now is your chance. Meet Al Gore in Copen­hagen dur­ing the UN Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence,” notes the Dan­ish tourism com­mis­sion, which is help­ing Mr. Gore pro­mote “Our Choice,” his new­est book about global warm­ing in all its alarm­ing modal­i­ties.

“Tick­ets are avail­able in dif­fer­ent pr ice ranges for the event. If you want it all, you can pur­chase a VIP ticket, where you get a chance to shake hands with Al Gore, get a copy of Our Choice and have your pic­ture taken with him. The VIP event costs DKK 5,999 and in­cludes drinks and a light snack.”

Wait, what? How much is that in Amer­i­can dol­lars? The cur­rency con­ver­sion says it all, too: 5,999 Dan­ish kroners is equiv­a­lent to $1,209.

“If you do not want to spend that much money, but still want to hear Al Gore speak about his lat­est book about cli­mate chal-

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