Gore accompanies about 140 arrivals from New Orleans but declines to take creditLooks like he's the only person who heeded Mayor Nagin's call for "no more press conferences".
From the Knoxville News Sentinel
About 140 people - mostly elderly and infirm - arrived Saturday at McGhee Tyson Airport on a chartered mercy flight from hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, welcomed to East Tennessee by a bright sun and a host of medical professionals straining at the reins to help their fellow human beings without regard to whether they were on the clock.
Former Vice President Al Gore arranged the flight and was on board, but he declined to take credit for the airlift, fearing it would be "politicized."
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Again, why I like Gore more than any other American politician: