A Short Defense Of…Al Gore?

I don’t know why Tipper and Al Gore have split:  after 40 years of marriage and honestly, I hope we don’t find out.

The “celebrity break-up” where the former couple or their friends leak dirt to gossip rags for money and attention is one of the more sickening spectacles of the modern age. On the one hand, it’s like a train wreck and you can’t tear your eyes off of it. On the other hand, it’s really and truly none of our freaking business.

Let me also add that are already jokes and clever quips about Al Gore floating around. Here’s one,

Could anyone have guessed that the Clintons’ marriage would last longer than the Gores?

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Ok, honestly that’s pretty funny. But, I’ve also seen “First pic of Al Gore’s new girlfriend” and of course, there’s a picture of a tree — which is, heh, heh, — ok that’s funny, too.

But, let’s not kid ourselves. Al Gore may a dishonest hack who makes his living peddling ridiculous stories about global warming, but he’s also fantastically rich, trendy, and famous. In other words, he’ll be canoodling with super models on the French Riviera in six months if he takes a notion to do it.

Long story short, Al Gore hasn’t done much to earn anybody’s sympathy, but since his forty year long marriage is disintegrating, maybe people could cut him just “this much” slack.

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