Tony Snow

The movies haven’t exactly been a priority this week at the White House, even though the Oscars were awarded, and former presidential candidate Al Gore was on hand to accept the honors for his video called “An Inconvenient Truth.”

In fact, the president probably didn’t even see the film, according to spokesman Tony Snow, who was responding to a question from Les Kinsolving, WND’s correspondent at the White House.

“Since the president’s one-time election opponent is the only vice president ever to win the Academy Awards’ Oscar, did the president send him congratulations?” Kinsolving asked.

I’m not aware that he did. But I will send mine,” Snow said.

“Is this because – the fact that you don’t know that he sent him congratulations due to the fact that the president believes the award should have been for science fiction?” Kinsolving asked.

“No, I don’t. But that was very clever. That was a good one,” Snow said.

“Did the president watch the movie?” Kinsolving asked.

“I doubt it,” Snow said.

The movie deals with climate change, including global warming, and makes the case that people are responsible for atmospheric changes. The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and has been a favorite among fans of environmental issues ever since.

Just a day earlier, Snow reported
filmmaker James Cameron’s new Discovery Channel project, called “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” isn’t making any waves at the White House.

Snow said, in fact, it’s unlikely that the president is even paying attention to the brouhaha over the Discovery Channel’s plans to air this weekend a “documentary” by James Cameron claiming the discovery of a tomb in Jerusalem that at one time allegedly contained the remains of Jesus, his wife Mary Magdalene, son Judah and others.

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