Perhaps in a futile attempt to stay relevant, Al Gore — the infamous global warming activist and so-called “inventor” of the internet — recently criticized Governor Scott Walker’s “hard-right-wing” agenda during an appearance on Eliot Spitzer’s show Viewpoint.

You may have heard many cable-news pundits on Tuesday night mulling over the results from Wisconsin’s recall election, but did anyone manage to work in a Billy Joel reference?

That’s what Al Gore is for.

The former veep made a rare foray into the world of punditry by appearing on his Current TV network and its flagship show, “Viewpoint,” hosted by Eliot Spitzer.

Asked if the recall — and the hoopla surrounding it — was a sign of today’s polarizing climate, Gore said, “Well, I hope that we can get away from divisiveness, but as Billy Joel sang, we didn’t start the fire. The actions of Governor Walker in pursuing a very extreme, hard-right-wing divisive agenda really set the stage for this.”

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