(CNN) - Al Gore won't be serving in the Obama administration, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
The former vice president, winner of the Nobel prize for his environmental education efforts, had been considered a likely candidate for the post of "climate czar."
"Former Vice President Gore does not intend to seek or accept any formal position in government," Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider told the Washington Times. "He feels very strong right now that the best thing for him to do is to build support for the bold changes that we have to make to solve the climate crisis."
Gore – what a buffoon! Go away!
Palin should take a lesson and fade into obscurity like Gore has. I like the guy but he now knows his place and that is OUT of the public spotlight.
Catty-did you just move here?? To the United States I mean. We've had a Drug Czar for about 30 years now...did that slip past you?
Is "climate czar" your choice of words, CNN? A poor choice at best - please clarify.
I think Al has figured out he can do more outside of the White House than he could from the inside.
And Larry is correct. Being "Czar" has as much to do with being a communist as being "President" has to do with leading Russia. Oops! Did I say that outloud?
That's OKAY, Sen. Obama is going to call on you when he needs your expertise. YOU are the EXPERT in the field and President-Elect Obama knows WHO he can call on. You keep doing what you do BEST.
Gore will have a much freer hand staying an outsider. Obama's administration is shaping up so far to be VERY insider, very corporate, and very controlled.
Someone creative and driven like Gore would do well to stay out of Washington politics as much as possible.
Good. Good for President Obama. Good for Al Gore.
You're slipping CNN...your ratio of Palin articles to the rest of the orld's news is getting low
That being said, keep it up. The best thing you can do for us Dems is keep this waltzing political disaster in the spotlight as long as possible.
Catty, you are an idiot
Czar what it this?? Russia???
perhaps gore knows something 66 million people that voted for obama don`t
Thats all this country would need is Curious George and Mr. Ed in the same administration.
Even though I voted for Gore, I always thought of him as a bore.
Maybe he can convince Sarah Palin to take the snowmobile back to Alaska. She has worn out her welcome. What a dunce!
Dave, Santa Barbara
Oh, I hope, I hope, I hope it wasn't just a malfunctioning link that led you to ask , "What does this story have to do with Sarah Palin?"
However YOU meant it, it made ME LMAO. Thanks!
Well, I think that Gore has had his time and allowed the Republican Party to steal the Presidency and I really don't feel that his presense is required. Obama will do well and will select the people who will best support him in the areas that he needs them. He does not need a could have been on his staff hating on him.
I wonder if Gore had run for President this year with Hillary and Obama...if we would be saying President-elect Gore right now, instead of Obama...??
I would have thought he being a Democrat and with his work with the enviornment he certainly would have fit in Obama's team. Apparently he wants to be #1.
The endorsedment to obama did't mean a darn thing!!!!!!!!!
I guess he saw the daunting application and backed out, lol. That's too bad. He would have been good. I'm sure he'll still advise informally.
change can happen without you.. lol...
Who needs him..Another liberal obsessed with environment. I think he needs to go to North Pole...
What's he got against Obama?
oh, it's probably just CNN working it up to sound like something when it's nothing. If Gore is asked to serve on Obama's administration, do you think he would say no?
Those politicians all say that....."is not seeking and isn't planning on accepting....." yadda yadda yadda. And when it comes down to it, they say yes.
Y'all remember Biden saying "I'm not the guy"?