[Ed. – Super cereal]
Fear the turtle.
Indeed. Al Gore (who we’ve always thought looks a bit like a turtle) was the guest speaker on Sunday at the University of Maryland’s commencement ceremony in College Park (where the Terrapin is the mascot). And while most commencement speakers paint an optimistic picture for the graduating class, you know, buck them up after four long years of work as they prepare to go forth into the world, Gore decided to go dark.
One might say Gore rained on their parade (get it? He’s the weather guy).
Twenty minutes into his 22-minute speech, Gore just couldn’t help himself.
“And I get it,” he told the packed crowd of 7,500. “There are — I know — a great many supporters of President Trump,” Gore said as whoops and cheers from the supporters rained down. “I do understand that. As one of his supporters put it on television, he said, ‘The way I look at it, Donald Trump is chemotherapy for America.’
“Well,” Gore said with his turtlish smile, “in medicine and science, some experiments are terminated early for ethical reasons.” That statement brought bigger cheers from the 20somethings.