Al Gore. The former vice president. Winner of the popular vote in 2000.
Star of an incredibly important and Academy Award-winning documentary.
Now, an Emmy winner for achievement in interactive television for his Current TV network.
And the first question from the esteemed members of the press?
"You've survived numerous media firestorms, what can Britney Spears learn from you?"
You COULD'VE asked if he was planning on running (again) ... but alas ...
Ever the politician, Gore took the opportunity to thank the TV Academy for his award and went way over a few people's heads about Current TV's mission and place in time as being a "transformational moment as we to try and open up the television medium."
Given the nature of the first question from the press, I'd say -- just as he did with "An Inconvenient Truth" -- he's just in time.