The Goracle and Creation

December 10, 2007

Paul Krugman comes to Al Gore’s defense over the Creation of the Internet.

To this day people repeat the lie that Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet. Chris Matthews did it just a couple of weeks ago.

Al Gore, he’s the one who said he created the Internet.

Meanwhile, the reality is that Gore played a crucial role in the Internet’s creation

Yeah yeah. I don’t think there is any doubt that Gore chose the wrong words but I don’t think its a “lie” to say that he said he created the Internet.

But it will emerge from my dialogue with the American people. I’ve traveled to every part of this country during the last six years. During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.

Just because he didn’t mean it doesn’t mean he didn’t say it and it certainly doesn’t mean its not funny. It was hilarious then and it still makes me laugh today.  I’m sure George W. Bush didn’t mean to say his “Bushisms” either but that doesn’t take away from the hours of fun you can have with them.