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Gore unlikely to serve in Obama administration: aides
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08:28, December 10, 2008

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Former U.S. vice president Al Gore's meeting with president-elect Barack Obama Tuesday is not about a position in the new administration, Gore's aides said.

Gore met with Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden in Obama's transition office in Chicago, which had unleashed speculation about Gore's role in an Obama White House.

The Obama transition office said Monday that the meeting would focus on issues relating to energy and climate change and how the new administration's environmental policies can spur job creation.

However, Gore's aides said Obama is not looking to tap the former vice president for a Cabinet-level post or any other position in the administration.

"Former Vice President Gore feels now that his calling really is to educate Americans about the climate crisis," Gore's spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said.

"He served for 30 years in electoral politics in the House, Senate and as vice president, but just feels now that his calling is in educating the public and in the roles that he's serving now at the Alliance for Climate Protection," she said.

Gore has stayed in the spotlight since his failed presidential bid in 2000, winning a Nobel Peace Prize last year for his work to raise awareness on the dangers of global warming.

The former vice president's documentary on climate change, "An Inconvenient Truth," also won two Oscars in 2007.

But Gore, who has made millions of U.S. dollars in the private sector since his days at the White House, has suggested he has little interest in returning to government.


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