June 27, 2008
What the hell is this?
September 5, 2006
Ark sent me a joke about Al Gore being born 9 months after the Roswell incident so I decided to needlessly google that and see if it’s true. I came across an article in the British Telegraph titled “Nine months after the Roswell Incident, Al Gore was born. It might not be a coincidence.” Irrelevant to my original point, the article contained this tidbit:
His face is on the covers of Time magazine and Vanity Fair, and his timely championing of the environment has made him the new darling of America’s down-on-its-luck liberal establishment.
Al, 58, denies that he is interested in running for president again, but what he says is not always a reliable guide to what he means. Two of the things he is most famous for saying are that he invented the internet, and provided the real life model for the Ryan O’Neal character in the movie Love Story. At the height, or, rather, in the depths of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Al proclaimed Bill Clinton to be “the greatest president in history”.
While it is true, to some extent, that his exaggerations have been exaggerated, Al’s sayings on most things are best treated with caution. Just last week in Cannes he fondly recalled the summer he spent as a 15-year-old studying existentialist literature in Paris. “Sartre, Camus, Gide…” he sighed. “And we were not allowed to speak anything but French.” According to David Maraniss’ prodigiously researched biography, however, Gore spent that summer cutting hay on his father’s farm in Tennessee. “I just don’t know why such a smart guy needs to make things up,” says the former US Labour Secretary, Robert Reich.
It’s pathological with this guy. I’ve never seen anything like it. Does he not realize he’s a public figure and his whole life is an open book?