(CNSNews.com) - Former Vice President Al Gore apparently will brook no skepticism. Given the opportunity to testify about global warming before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, Gore decided to arrive late, so he wouldn't have to suffer through the Republican opening statement. He was seen waiting in a hall outside the committee room, Fox News reported. Republicans agreed to waive their opening remarks in exchange for extra time to question Gore. Republicans also objected to the fact that they received Gore's written testimony at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning -- hours after Democrats received it. "How are we supposed to prepare questions for our esteemed witness when we're basically given the testimony two hours before he shows up?" asked one committee Republican. http://www.cnsnews.com/ThisHour.asp#Al Gore Refuses to Listen to Republican Opening Statements You'd think if our grandchildren were gonna fry, this would be more important. Why is Al Gore cowering at the site of informed critics ? Could it be he's full of balogna & knows it ?