Chicago, Dec.10 (ANI): Former US Vice-President Al Gore has ruled himself out of an environment-related job under the Barack Obama administration.
Gore and Obama met in Chicago yesterday and reportedly discussed ways in which the next administration's environmental policies could be used to create jobs in a crippled US economy.
According to The Independent, there were denials all round that Gore had discussed a job in the new administration.
Democratic officials say Obama is not looking to tap Gore for a cabinet-level post. Nor is Gore interested in such a position.
"Vice-President Gore feels now that his calling really is to educate Americans about the climate crisis," said his spokeswoman Kalee Kreider.
"He served for 30 years in electoral politics in the House, Senate and as vice-president and surely understands the great importance of serving in those types of roles and in public service, but just feels now that his calling is in educating the public and in the roles that he's serving at the Alliance for Climate Protection," Kreider added.
Others, however, remain sceptical.
"The Gore trip is for more than just a chat. He wouldn't burn that much carbon flying to Chicago just to talk," one of Gore's friends was quoted, as saying.
The meeting came after Obama unveiled a 2.5 million-job creation plan rebuilding infrastructure and using environmentally sustainable technologies and alternative energy sources in the public sector. (ANI)