Skip to comments.Al and Tipper Gore separating after 40 years of marriage
Posted on 06/01/2010 3:15:34 PM PDT by DBCJR
... "We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further." Gore's spokeswoman later confirmed the validity of the e-mail....
The news stunned many political watchers -- the duo's mutually affectionate manner on the campaign trail did much to enliven Al Gore's stuffy image -- but also good friends.
"I'm shocked -- beyond shocked," said Chris Downey, a close friend for many years who said she spoke to Tipper last week. "This is the least likely course of events I could imagine."
The Los Angeles Times reported last month that the couple bought an $8.8 million home in Montecito, Calif., this spring.
They met in high school -- she attended the Alexandria school that is now St. Stephen's and St. Agnes, while he went to St. Alban's -- and wed in May 1970 at Washington National Cathedral. They have four grown children -- Karenna, Kristin, Sarah and Albert -- and three grandchildren.
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Something stinks here. Hey, what was it about Gore's military record? That was before the days of "Don't ask, don't tell." Wonder where Al stands on that issue?
Originally Al Gore thought Tipper was “hot” — but things seems to be “cooling down” now ... LOL ...
Who gets the mansion in Montecito, California?
Forget the mansions — who gets the carbon credits??
Al is sticking with the condo in San Fran
I’ve always sort of expected this to happen.
I see Gore as a lying hypocrite, and somehow Tipper always struck me as someone who has trouble with that.
I really don’t know. I’m just not surprised to see this.
She got tired of his carbon footprints and threw his ash out the door.
There certainly can't be enough room in any marriage for an ego and the weirdness the size of Al Gore.......
algore has certainly gone off the deep end. We all joke about his appoplectic fits, but I suspect he’s somewhat unstable. Tipper prolly sees the really bad stuff.
Damn, is that ever an understatement!
Who will get the Occidental Oil stocks?
San Fran? Is Al engaging in an....ahem....alternate lifestyle?
You are right.....I cannot imagine what he must be like on a day to day basis...he may need professional help but it is tough for people with his sense of self importance to seek the help he needs
Gee maybe Al Gore will give Tipper the new California mansion so she will be inundated by the global warming caused rise sea levels he has predicted.
Rat deserting the sinking ship...come to think of it, algore DOES resemble the Titanic!!!
It’s funny that the tabloids were always claiming the Bushes were separating when in fact it was the Gore’s having marital problems.
I think I’m gonna lose my dinner.
It might not be Tipper demanding the divorce. Algore may have invested in viagra and wants to see it work.
My translation: Al is too full of himself now. He has little time for the family and would rather sleep with his nobel prize than he would with Tipper. She just wants to fall in love again before she is too old to do so.
I guess that would have to be Tipper. Since they bought it recently, my analysis is that she squeezed it out of him in exchange for his silence. She does not believe that sea levels will rise due to Global Warming. That is why she has accepted the oceanfront property.
OTOH, if it turns out that I am wrong and Gore more into it, it would prove that even he does not believe that the oceanfront property will go underwater.
Both heavily ping my gaydar.
Maybe she wants a husband with eyebrows.
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