Ted Cruz Has a Joke About Al Gore

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Feb. 10 2014 3:50 PM

Ted Cruz Has a Joke About Al Gore

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Teddy makes a funny. Over and over.

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He told it in December.

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He told it in January.

"It's cold!" riffed Cruz. "Al Gore told me this wouldn't happen."

He told it again today.

"It is really freezing in D.C.," he told a crowd at the Heritage Foundation, in a speech about energy policy. "I have to admit I was surprised. Al Gore told us this wouldn't happen!"

If it remains cold outside, I predict with 95 percent accuracy that Cruz will make this joke at next month's Conservative Political Action Conference.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.