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Gore Getting Heat Over Houseboat

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 12:41 PM

By Jim Meyers

Global warming crusader Al Gore drew criticism over his energy-guzzling Tennessee home, and now he’s catching flak over his massive new houseboat.

Talk show host Steve Gill, whose show is carried on nearly a dozen stations around Tennessee, fired up listeners over the Gore family’s 100-foot houseboat that’s docked on Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tenn.

“As he often does, Gill labeled Gore a hypocrite who preaches energy conservation to curb what Gill refers to as ‘so-called global warming,’ but who doesn’t practice it,” the Nashville Tennessean reported.

In fact, the houseboat — called Bio-Solar One — is equipped with solar panels and can run on biodiesel fuel. But that hasn’t stopped Gill from lambasting the former vice president.

“In an amazing display of conspicuous consumption, even for Al Gore, his new 100-foot houseboat that docks at the Hurricane Marina in Smithville is creating critical buzz among many of his former congressional constituents,” Gill writes in an article that appeared on the Pajamas Media Web site.

“Gore has proudly strutted the small-town dock claiming that his monstrous houseboat is environmentally friendly.”

Gill also pointed out that the marina where the vessel is docked sells only gasoline, not ethanol.

As Newsmax reported earlier, in the year ending in June 2008 Gore’s Nashville home burned through enough electricity to power 232 average American households for a month.

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