A few years ago I tried to imagine what would have happened if Al Gore hadn't won the 2000 election. Well now that we're half way through his second term you can only wonder what kind of problems would've occurred if he hadn't turned solving global warming into the Apollo project of the 21st century. Although his critiques have labeled it a quagmire I guess it's better than half the world becoming so.
Update: In the comments Paul pointed to an introduction to Saturday Night Live introduction by president Gore (the direct link didn't work but this one did).
Update 2: Lawrence Lessig links to two adverts that are surely directed by Paul Verhoeven (from Robocop or Starship Troopers).