Political learning or leaning?

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 September, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 September, 2006, 12:00am
 

If you want to meet 'the former next president of the United States' - a self-mocking title used by Al Gore during public speeches - you must first state your 'political learning'. That's according to the organiser of a visit by the former US vice-president and one-time presidential candidate.


Gore will be in Hong Kong this month to promote his film, An Inconvenient Truth, on the threat of global warming.


But what is 'political learning'? We figured out that it might have been a typographical error for 'political leaning', but we thought we better ask. Would communists be ousted from interview sessions? The vague answer from the organiser was: 'Al Gore just thought it would be a good idea to understand the political background of the interviewee.'


Gore's film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, was screened at the Sundance Festival in the US and the Cannes Festival in France earlier this year.


Additional reporty by Celine Sun


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