Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Gore Wins Another Honor

From The Chicago Tribune

Gore Wins Award for Environment Work
Associated Press Writer
Published June 6, 2007, 1:35 PM CDT

MADRID, Spain -- Former Vice President Al Gore won Spain's most prestigious prize Wednesday for his "decisive contribution to progress in solving the grave problems of climate change which threaten our planet."

Gore won the Prince of Asturias award for international cooperation, considered by some to be a warm-up for the Nobel Prizes, for which Gore is nominated this year in the peace category.

The jury meeting in the northern city of Oviedo called Gore "a public man who, with his leadership, has contributed to making societies and governments around the world aware of this noble and transcendental cause."

The prize is named for Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and is one of eight given out annually in categories ranging from arts to sports.
"I was deeply honored to learn this morning about the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation," Gore said in a statement.
The award is defined as going to the "person, persons or organization whose work has contributed in an exemplary and relevant way to mutual knowledge, progress and brotherhood among peoples."
The prize carries a $68,000 stipend and a reproduction of a statue by Spanish artist Joan Miro.



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