07/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Al Gore On Crackpot Hair-Of-The-Dog Solutions

From The UpTake

At the Netroots Nation conference this past week, Al Gore made a surprise visit and struck out hard against Republican "hair of the dog" solutions to the connected energy and global warming crises.

"The idea that we're going to [offshore] drill our way out of this is just so absurd as to not warrant consideration... if you're in a hole, stop digging!" He says to cheers.

And later: "Proposing to get a slight increase in oil by drilling for fuels to be sold to China ten to fifteen years from now as a solution to our rising gas prices makes about as much sense as responding to an attack from Afghanistan by invading some other country."