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Al and Tipper Gore separating after 40 years of marriage
Washington Post ^

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."

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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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: algore; divorce; lovestorynot; separation; tippergore
How about we give you as much privacy in this as you Dems gave the Palins?

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?

1 posted on 06/01/2010 3:15:34 PM PDT by DBCJR
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To: DBCJR

Originally Al Gore thought Tipper was “hot” — but things seems to be “cooling down” now ... LOL ...


2 posted on 06/01/2010 3:19:29 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: DBCJR
Maybe Tipper just got tired of the sanctimonious hypocrite lying just one more time.
3 posted on 06/01/2010 3:20:26 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: DBCJR

Who gets the mansion in Montecito, California?


4 posted on 06/01/2010 3:21:53 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Who gets the mansion in Montecito, California?

Forget the mansions — who gets the carbon credits??

5 posted on 06/01/2010 3:24:53 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Al is sticking with the condo in San Fran


6 posted on 06/01/2010 3:27:33 PM PDT by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: DBCJR

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.


7 posted on 06/01/2010 3:28:46 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: thulldud

She got tired of his carbon footprints and threw his ash out the door.


8 posted on 06/01/2010 3:29:17 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: DBCJR
Why is the close friend, David Downey, shocked when I don't know them or care to be in the same room not shocked?

There certainly can't be enough room in any marriage for an ego and the weirdness the size of Al Gore.......

9 posted on 06/01/2010 3:30:48 PM PDT by Kimmers (Waterboarding saves lives)
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To: Kimmers

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.


10 posted on 06/01/2010 3:32:35 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: umgud
Tipper prolly sees the really bad stuff.

Damn, is that ever an understatement!

11 posted on 06/01/2010 3:40:34 PM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: DBCJR

Who will get the Occidental Oil stocks?


12 posted on 06/01/2010 3:41:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: DBCJR

San Fran? Is Al engaging in an....ahem....alternate lifestyle?


13 posted on 06/01/2010 3:41:49 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: umgud

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


14 posted on 06/01/2010 3:42:00 PM PDT by Kimmers (Waterboarding saves lives)
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To: DBCJR

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.


15 posted on 06/01/2010 3:45:39 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money'" M. Thatcher)
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To: The Great RJ

Rat deserting the sinking ship...come to think of it, algore DOES resemble the Titanic!!!


16 posted on 06/01/2010 4:04:11 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: DBCJR

It’s funny that the tabloids were always claiming the Bushes were separating when in fact it was the Gore’s having marital problems.


17 posted on 06/01/2010 4:15:48 PM PDT by dawgfan31635 (Can't wait until 2012!)
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To: DBCJR

18 posted on 06/01/2010 4:17:06 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

I think I’m gonna lose my dinner.


19 posted on 06/01/2010 4:58:50 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: DBCJR
Wonder who is divorcing whom?

It might not be Tipper demanding the divorce. Algore may have invested in viagra and wants to see it work.

20 posted on 06/01/2010 5:01:50 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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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.


21 posted on 06/01/2010 5:06:14 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Who gets the mansion in Montecito, California?

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.

22 posted on 06/01/2010 5:45:04 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

Both heavily ping my gaydar.


23 posted on 06/01/2010 5:46:36 PM PDT by rintense (God bless Israel!)
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To: JimWayne

Maybe she wants a husband with eyebrows.


24 posted on 06/01/2010 5:48:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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