Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Trying to Save the World, 24-7

Sam Davidson takes issue with An Inconvenient Truth director David Guggenheim's comparison of Al Gore to action hero Jack Bauer. Sam's right. We 24 fans know Jack Bauer. Jack Bauer is our friend. Senator, Al Gore is no Jack Bauer.

But he does believe in something passionately. He will not be bullied into silence about something that he believes affects the health of so many people. Jack Bauer uses his gun to get his point across. Al Gore just uses constant and insistent in-your-face confrontation. That is why I think the Jack Bauer comparison is all wrong. Al Gore is really our Erin Brockovich. Except that he doesn't use his cleavage to get attention. Thank God for that. Thank God.


Sam Davidson said...

Erin Brockovich - That's a good comparison. I kept thinking of who would be a similar 'action hero' and that's better than anyone I could come up with.

Let the record show that I do support Gore in his endeavor. Let the record also show (again) that he is no Jack Bauer.

And, Bauer also uses things besides guns, like biting a guy's jugular out.

Kat Coble said...

Am I the only one who finds Vanity Fair's Green Issue to be a huge, hamfisted slice of irony?

In all the years I subscribed to that magazine, it was an overstuffed, perfume-stenched pile of dead tree processed via petroleum.