No former Vice-President (or former President for that matter) has gotten as rich after leaving politics as Al Gore has. Yet, the Left doesn't want you to believe that he's a scam artist who could possibly be exploiting global warming hysteria for his own wallet....no, he's simply a noble businessman who happens to have done pretty well for himself of late. But it's the same hypocrites on the Left who remain just awestruck that Sarah Palin could possibly have some sort of business acumen since she resigned from the Governor's post last year (mind you, Palin's earnings since she resigned are a pipsqueak when compared to The Goracle's). Yeah, Al Gore gets to buy his 4th house (sorry thats "villa") because he's just "smarter" than everyone else, that's why the MSM sees no news here and that's why their ratings continue to decline.Apparently not as worried about dangerous sea level rises as he touts in his speeches, Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper have purchased a seaside villa in Montecito, California. The Nobel Laureate reported paid $8.8 million for the property.
TheLos Angeles Times, via the Montecito Journal is reporting that the home is on a 1.5 acre lot complete with a swimming pool, spa and fountains in an area that is also home to Oprah Winfrey and other Hollywood celebrities. The Gore’s will have plenty of room for guests and entertaining with five bedrooms and nine baths in the home as well as six fireplaces.
Gore has come under fire in the past for leaving a carbon footprint far in excess of the average American leading to charges of “do as I say, not as I do.”
His 10,000 square foot mansion in Nashville, Tennessee was the subject of much discussion three years ago when it was revealed that it used 12 times as much electricity as the average home in the area. Similarly, he flies tens of thousands of miles a year further adding to his role as a lightning rod in the debate about global warming.
The former vice president says he lives a ‘carbon neutral’ life by purchasing carbon offsets. Those are purchased largely from Generation Investment Management, a firm in which Gore serves as chairman and profits from. The U.K. Telegraph speculated last year that Gore would become the world’s first “carbon billionaire.”