AL GORE, in his latest iteration as environmental rock star, wants to - what else? - throw a concert.

When Gore was in Washington, D.C., recently to talk about global warming, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., asked for consent to allow Gore's Live Earth concert on Capitol grounds.

The concert is boasting acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw peforming from seven continents on 07/07/07.

Then Senate spoilsport Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., objected, and sent the request to the rules committee indefinitely.

That's where we come in. Mr. Gore, bring your global warming, your used-to-be-the-next- president, suddenly-hip self and all your musician friends here, to Philadelphia.

We know how to do concerts. We did Live 8 in 2005. We hosted Live Aid in 1985, which raised millions for famine relief. Not only did nothing bad happen at these events, but they were well-organized, drew tens of thousands of people, and proved that the cradle of liberty can rock.

And we don't let petty partisan politics get in the way of a good cause. At least not as badly as Washington does. *