The too-high-flyer 3

Al Gore blamed “the altitude” of Denver for Obama’s feeble performance in the presidential candidates’ debate with Mitt Romney last week.

(From Wiki: “Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile or 5,280 feet (1,609.344 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States.”)

Inevitable association – the story of Icarus:

Icarus’s father, Daedalus,  engineer and inventor extraordinary, made wings for himself and his son so that they could escape from imprisonment on the island of Crete by flying away from it. He made the wings with wax and feathers, and warned Icarus not to fly too high, “too close to the sun”, because if he did his wings would melt. Icarus did not heed his father’s warning. He flew too high, his wings melted, and he fell into the sea and died.

It was the altitude that killed him. He wasn’t equipped to fly that high.

Same with Obama.

Never thought we’d agree with Al Gore about anything.