When first we practise to deceive!" ~ Sir Walter Scott
From the article linked to in my previous post entitled "Irony":
"Al Gore’s office admitted yesterday that a percentage he quoted on polar ice melting in a speech was not actually supported by science."
What should we do with (or, more to the point, to) AlGore?
Other con-men (such as Bernie Madoff) have been convicted to life imprisonment for perpetrating fraud on a much smaller scale than Gore's.
Can the punishment even begin to fit the crime in this case?