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"Geek-chic" Gore claims Oscar [VIDEO]

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"Even though I honestly had not planned on doing this," says Gore in the first video to the right, "My fellow Americans..." as the music swells...

But more importantly, Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth won best doc at the Oscars last night (second vid). Not only does this mark the first time a former Vice President has won an Academy Award, but it's probably the first glorified PowerPoint presentation to claim an Oscar.

The WaPo's William Booth writes:

Incredible as it may seem, Al Gore is not only totally carbon neutral, but geek-chic cool. No velvet rope can stop him. He rolls with Diddy. He is on first-name basis, for real, with Ludacris. But what does this mean? And how did it happen? Did Gore change? Or did the climate -- political, cultural, natural -- change around him?

Evan Derkacz is an AlterNet editor. He writes and edits PEEK, the blog of blogs.

 
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