Thursday, November 16, 2006

An 'Inconvenient' Oscar?

If An Inconvenient Truth wins the Oscar for Best Documentary, how will that affect Al Gore's plans for a 2008 presidential bid? Mick LaSalle has an intriguing theory: "If you see a chubby, happy Al Gore standing next to the producer and director, celebrating the win at the Oscars, forget it, he's not running. Nothing to do with Hollywood plays well in the heartland (except the movies themselves). The cultural resentment of Hollywood is almost pathological in certain sections of the country. However, if Gore chooses not to be there -- if he's at the spa that day -- then you can take it to the bank. Big Al's running."

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