Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Gores Kiss-Off Marriage

(Well you knew I'd have to say something.)

First of all I'm moved to say that whenever a marriage fails it is a terrible tragedy that diminishes us all, and blah, blah, blah.

But it's not as if this particular incidence is happening to nice people. This is a man who flipped his deeply held opinion on abortion in order to run for national office. At the '96 Democrat Convention Al attacked Big Tobacco by giving a moving and emotional speech about his sister who died of lung cancer... but to secure votes he told tobacco workers, "I've raised tobacco. I've shredded it, spiked it, and sold it." Gore has been involved in illegal fund raising at a Buddhist Temple and phone calls from his office. Al claimed he invented the internet and that he and Tipper were the inspiration for Erich Segal's Love Story.

I remember when we cheered Tipper for suggesting warning labels should be applied to violent and drug oriented rock albums. But when you consider that she is a big fan of The Grateful Dead - she once played bongos with the remnant band - You have to wonder if her crusade was anything more than a political play.

And of course... The Gores have parlayed their pre-2000 election fortune of one million dollars into approximately 100 million dollars by crusading against global warming on a planet that isn't warming.

So it isn't as if Ruth and Billy Graham had decided to call it quits.

We've been told that there is no "affair" involved... Fine! But might I suggest that rich people who never see each other don't split up just so they can seek a life of celibacy.
And although divorce is always a sad thing, let me deliver the silver lining: This split suggests that Al Gore will never run for public office again.


SkyePuppy said...

That's not just a silver lining. It's a golden one. It would be platinum if he promised to never speak in public again about anything.

Tipper can say what she wants.

Grammy said...

Well, I just have to say...the thought of being married to Al is, well...