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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 01:06 pm

California’s Lt. Gov. John Garamendi visits a Bay Area elementary school on Read Across America day:

Garamendi was perched on a stool in front of the students, who sat cross-legged on the floor surrounded by a collection of books he’s read to his children and grandchildren.

When he brought out the famous children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, the kids all cheered with excitement.

But he got a different reaction from the students when he showed them Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”

“Are you ready for this big book?” he asked them. “No!” they screamed.

Poor Al. People are never ready for his prescient ideas, as Maureen Dowd explains:

The man who was prescient on climate change, the Internet, terrorism and Iraq admitted that maybe his problem had been that he was too far ahead of the curve. He realized at a conference that “there’re ideas that are mature, ideas that are maturing, ideas that are past their prime and a category called `predawn.’

“And all of a sudden it hit me,” he told John Heilemann of New York magazine last year. “Most of my political career was spent investing in predawn ideas! I thought, Oh, that’s where I went wrong.”

He’s a victim of his own genius.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/04/2007 at 09:27 AM
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