Al Gore weighed in on the 2008 election tonight, long after his endorsement could've had any measurable impact on the race. I guess he is more impressed with Obama's environmental commitment than he was by John McCain's May speech: "if polar bears, walruses and seabirds have the good sense to respond to new conditions ... humanity can respond as well."
Gore's speech in Detroit featured a refrain near and dear to his heart: "elections matter." In the course of demonstrating this point, he made a somewhat surprising claim. "If you bought tainted pet food made in China, you know that elections matter. After the last eight years, even our dogs and cats have learned that elections matter."
You heard it here. Bush lied. Kittens died.