Man Standing Next To Clive Palmer Actually A Replica Of Al Gore

Clive Palmer Al Gore satire

The tall man with the American accent standing next to Clive Palmer this afternoon was a custom-made reproduction of Al Gore, not the former Vice President himself, it has emerged. It is believed Mr Palmer commissioned the replica to be built earlier this year.

“It’s just not conceivable that an intelligent man who has pinned the latter part of his career on the need to reduce carbon emissions would risk his reputation like this,” a Canberra insider said. “The likeness is uncanny, but it’s just a clever fake, a replica,” he said.

A spokesperson for Mr Palmer confirmed that the replica Al Gore will be installed as a permanent attraction at Palmersaurus Dinosaur Park next month.

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    Maybe Satire

    June 26, 2014 at 6:07 am

    At last an explanation I can understand about why Gore would let himself appear with Palmer: this is such an incredibly believable story – surely it couldn’t be satire? I had heard Gore was wooden during his 2000 presidential campaign – but this is a new level!

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    June 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Is this about Clive pulling in Big Al to support him or is it Al coming down here to get Cap & Trade on the agenda again? Both are interested in making a buck so Al might have sweetened the pot a bit for Clive to use his political clout on Tony to change his mind on cap and trade.