We haven't met Heath Shuler, the star ex-professional football player who's running as a Democrat (whew!) against the odious Charlie Taylor in the NC-11, but this item in the Asheville Citizen-Times seems calculated to calm the fears of western N.C. progressives. Shuler's people announce that he's going to see "An Inconvenient Truth," and that he will be escorted by a known environmentalist. It's like Henry II making his pilgrimage to Canterbury to be symbolically flogged.
Also interesting that the press release says Shuler will be seeing the movie at 7 p.m. but will be making comments at 6:45 p.m., which makes him not unlike a lot of other amateur movie critics.