Bush v. Gore, Seven Years Later

Bush has the war, Gore has the peace prize--who's the real winner?
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2007 9:01 AM CDT
Former Vice President Al Gore is surrounded by Palo Alto school children as he arrives at a news conference in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. Gore won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Gore camp couldn't resist gloating yesterday: "Bush earned the Iraq war, and Al Gore earned the Nobel Prize. Who knew Al Gore would one day thank the Supreme Court for their judgment?"  The day after the prize, the Washington Post takes a look at how the fortunes of Gore and the man who defeated him have reversed since the 2000 election. 

While Gore's influence has soared as Bush's popularity plummeted, they've both become unexpectedly passionate crusaders. And the Post notes that the two have never reconciled: Gore has been a harsh critic of the administration, and Bush has continued to be dismissive of the former VP's climate-change campaign. Of course the Bush camp isn't admitting to envy: "We're happy for him, but we suspect he'd trade places before we would."