December 17th, 2009
09:33 AM ET
7 months ago

Perry says Gore 'gone to hell'

It appears Rick Perry is no longer friends with Al Gore.
It appears Rick Perry is no longer friends with Al Gore.

(CNN) -Gov. Rick Perry was once a close ally of Democrat Al Gore, but the Texas Republican made clear Wednesday he and the former vice president no longer see eye-to-eye.

"I certainly got religion," Perry told the Dallas Morning News. "I think he's gone to hell."

Perry, once a Democrat, ran the Texas chapter of Gore's unsuccessful presidential bid in 1988. Then a member of the Texas Legislature, Perry announced a year later he was switching to the Republican Party.

Perry, a two-term governor who's up for re-election next year, is currently engaged a heated Republican primary battle with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

With the Copenhagen climate change conference underway, it's the season of Gore bashing for some Republicans. The former vice president also took heat last week from Sarah Palin, who declared Gore was pushing "doomsday scenarios."


Filed under: Al Gore • Rick Perry
soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. Mickey

    As usual, nothing but dead air from the "moral" right lunatic fringe.

    December 17, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. REPUBLICANS LIE

    The hell this idiot is talking about is the hellacious mess the stupid Republicans have made out of our wonderful country.

    December 17, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. Joe citizen abroad

    Okay, a little common sense here, please. Stop looking at politics. Stop looking at e-mail trails. Stop looking at who said what to whom and when.

    Just look at the melting ice.

    We're past the point where we need tons of data to "verify" global warming. We can see it with our own eyes...those of us who don't have our eyes tightly closed, that is.

    December 17, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Reaganomics Leads To Feudalism

    "I certainly got religion...I think he's gone to hell?"

    What a self-righteous, holier than thou IDIOT!

    December 17, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  5. florida indep

    The only real "Doomsday Scenario" out there is if the Republicans ever regain control of the White House and/or Congress. I don't like what the Democrats are doing at the moment, but it is preferable to anything the Republicans are capable of doing. Can't we get people into the national government that have some common sense and are not just IDIOTOLOGUES from the right or left.

    December 17, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. ThinkAgain

    And let me guess, Perry, your "religion" is the one the Republican "base" must belong to:

    Intolerant, self-righteous, hypocritical "christian" types who use their so-called faith as an excuse for all their bad, immoral and abhorrent behavior.

    Got news for you, buddy – YOU are the one not only in hell, but doing your best to take us all down with you!

    December 17, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  7. Anthony

    Hell is made up.
    Carry on...

    December 17, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  8. REPUBLICANS LIE

    And, of course, Sarah "Death Panels" Palin (Dick Cheney with lipstick) would accuse someone else of pushing "doomsday scenarios". Typical Repulicrap propaganda... accuse your opponents of commiting the vile and contemptible things you are actually doing.

    December 17, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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