A More Convenient Truth: Al Gore Trades In Toyota For A Ford Hybrid

Looks like Al Gore's decided that it may be a bit inconvenient for him to be telling all this truth on the environment while driving what we're assuming is a non-hybrid a Lexus. The former Veep's following his boss and thinking Ford first. Gore's trading in his ToMoCo-made Lexus for a brand-spanking-new 2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid in order to show that he's going a bit more green. That leaves us wondering whether Gore's throwing down with a vehicle made by a 'merican manufacturer because maybe he's thinking of changing his mind on the whole "not-running" thing. Either way, considering the comments we've heard about the amount of energy it takes to run the rest of his personal world, sounds like he's at least making the attempt at going greener in his own life.

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