Now this is a dude after my own heart. Not only has he turned the Czech Republic into a business haven by instituting a version of the flat tax, there's also this story which warms my heart...
Prague (dpa) - Czech President Vaclav Klaus, a rare vocal global- warming sceptic among heads of state, is "somewhat surprised" that former US vice president Al Gore received the Nobel Peace Prize, the president's spokesman Petr Hajek said in a statement.
"The relationship between his activities and world peace is unclear and indistinct," the statement said. "It rather seems that Gore's doubting of basic cornerstones of the current civilization does not contribute to peace."
Klaus said in a recent speech that environmentalists' efforts to halt global warming "fatally endanger our freedom and prosperity."
He also said that rising temperatures may not matter enough for governments to throw funds at halting the process.
In a newspaper interview earlier this year, Klaus said that only Al Gore, and not a sane person, would say that mankind is ruining the planet.
I don't know who I like more John Howard of Australia or Vaclav Klaus. He's the only world leader willing to state publically what everybody knows, Gore is an grand-standing idiot, hell-bent on destroying the US economy, not to mention amassing a considerable personal fortune, to save the world from a farcical, imaginary menace...man-made global warming.