November 25, 2007


While he had been invited long before being named co-winner of the 2007 Nobel peace prize, the tabloid daily Oesterreich claimed it had acquired a copy of the contract laying down generous conditions for Gore's 40-minute talk to 800 invited guests.

Not only would the organisers make a private jet and luxury limousine plus bodyguards available to Gore, they also agreed to cover his entire travel costs and his hotel, restaurant and telephone bills, the newspaper said.

I guess commercial air tickets and a Prius were out of the question.