Ex-Vice President, auteur-activist and current Current TV czar Al Gore and Web video vixen Amanda Congdon were among the boldfaced names packed last night into the multilevel New York launch party for Good magazine — a.k.a the magazine for “people that give a damn” — in Chelsea.
Along with Gore and Congdon and copious amounts of biodegradable water were the city’s usual new and old media suspects — like the New York Observer‘s Michael Calderone, Radar‘s Jeff Bercovici, Thrillist’s Mike Rothman, Eat The Press’ Rachel Sklar, Editor & Publisher‘s David Hirschman, Seventeen‘s (and occasionally FishbowlNY’s) Melissa Walker, amNY’s Julia Allison — actor Matthew Modine, Flavorpill co-founder and DJ Sascha Lewis, members of the Brazilian Girls, Grandmaster Flash, David Lauren and Lauren Bush — not to mention what felt like every arty-leaning hipster between Williamsburg and Toronto.
The buzz, though, hovered squarely around Gore, who, ever the politician, spoke to anyone and everyone who dared approach him on the dance floor.
So, what’s the deal? Is he or isn’t he running in 2008? Gore told FishbowlNY: “I’m not planning on it.”