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An Oscar For His Second Act (Richard Cohen Smooches Al Gore's Behind)
The Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2007 | Richard Cohen

Posted on 03/19/2007 3:17:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Now, somebody ought to make a movie about Al Gore. I would call it "An Uncomplaining Life."

The movie would be about a man who did not quit, who came off the canvas after a painfully close election -- he won the popular vote, after all -- who accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation, who returned to the consuming passion of his earlier days, the environment, and spoke endlessly on the topic, almost always for free, who starred in a documentary based on his speech and who Sunday night, before a billion or so people, won an Academy Award for his effort. This may or may not be a stepping stone to the presidency, but Gore gives us all a lesson on how to live one's life.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 5mansions; algore; biggayal; chickenlittle; convenientlie; globalwarming; gorebalwarming; gorebullwarming; inconvenienttruth; manbearpig; oscar; scam
Try not to laugh too hard, you might hurt yourself!
1 posted on 03/19/2007 3:17:31 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation

Revisionist history at its finest.
2 posted on 03/19/2007 3:19:18 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"who accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation"
was this idiot living under a rock? is he still living under that same rock?


3 posted on 03/19/2007 3:19:45 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

accepted defeat graciously?!?


4 posted on 03/19/2007 3:21:11 AM PDT by LouD
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don't find liberal media funny. Lies hurt everyone.


5 posted on 03/19/2007 3:21:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is time to stop the left at the wall.)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

Doesn't he mean Gore tried to get military votes thrown out, quibbled over "hanging & pregnant chads" and went all the way to the Florida Supreme Court (that he knew to be liberal) forcing then-Governor Bush to appeal to the US Supreme Court!


6 posted on 03/19/2007 3:22:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Newt Gingrich/John Bolton 2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
who accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation

WHAT??? He did anything but accept it graciously. He lost the election and then spent five weeks trying to sue his way to victory. And his antics hardly united the nation.

7 posted on 03/19/2007 3:26:21 AM PDT by NJRighty (Three things the left knows absolutely nothing about: The Constitution, nat'l defense and economics.)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

You mean just plain b.s.


8 posted on 03/19/2007 3:28:19 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"who accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation"

They got the letters "i" and "t" mixed up. That should read,

"who did not accept defeat graciously and tried to untie the nation"

9 posted on 03/19/2007 3:29:54 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if he would say the same for Richard Nixon who DID accept a very close, controversial, defeat graciously and then came back and actually did become President? (Not likely)


10 posted on 03/19/2007 3:40:28 AM PDT by FairWitness
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And according to the nearly brain dead Mr. Cohen, Jimmah Carter says that algore should be the president. What an endorsement.


11 posted on 03/19/2007 3:41:44 AM PDT by sig226 (see my profile for the democrat culture of corruption)
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To: Joe Boucher

LOL! Pretty much!


12 posted on 03/19/2007 3:42:00 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; honolulugal; SideoutFred; ...


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Humor Break.
13 posted on 03/19/2007 3:54:35 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This idiot will probably win my clown of the week award. Or as the gunny used to write: "This is just offal."


14 posted on 03/19/2007 4:38:24 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Ice-cubes melting in the sun is an act of God. Get over it, Gore.)
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To: RhoTheta
who accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation

Holy crap!

Apparently, this guy needs to revisit his dictionary on the terms "accept", "graciously", and "unite" ... as well as "spin".

15 posted on 03/19/2007 4:40:16 AM PDT by Egon ("If all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them??" - Hugh Neutron)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is so far up Gore's butt it would take a crane to pull him out.

This story had to be written as a joke.

Scrappleface couldnt have done a better job.

This is an example of what works at the Washington Post,and Scooter Libby had bad luck enough to have one of these airheads on his jury. They should hang Libby's defense attorney.


16 posted on 03/19/2007 5:12:54 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Try not to laugh too hard, you might hurt yourself!

Too late, your warning came after I read the piece.

17 posted on 03/19/2007 5:24:19 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The movie would be about a man who did not quit, who came off the canvas after a painfully close election -- he won the popular vote, after all -- who accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation

I don't know who he is talking about here, but it certainly isn't Al Gore!

18 posted on 03/19/2007 5:43:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: sgtbono2002

Libby should seek to have the conviction thrown out based on ineffectiveness of counsel in letting Denis Collins onto the jury in the first place.

I'm sorry that Boy Al made all that nonsense in Florida happen, but if not for all of us here in Tennessee (his "home state"), he would have won anyway.


19 posted on 03/19/2007 6:11:41 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"who accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation,"

gee... I must have missed that news cycle. I remember a bitter, whining, hissy fit throwing Algore.

20 posted on 03/19/2007 6:21:49 AM PDT by sweet_diane ("They hate us 'cause they ain't us.")
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
accepted defeat graciously and tried to unite the nation.

Revisionist history at its finest.

This isn't revisionist, its a blatant lie!

21 posted on 03/19/2007 7:19:04 AM PDT by mort56
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To: mort56

Richard Cohen is irrelevant and has been for quite some time. Even Democrats don't bother to read him anymore. He is one of the legion of journalists who once reaching the summit of their profession die a slow (but unfortunately prolonged) death. Were he to leave the WaPo tomorrow within a year he would be forgotten.


22 posted on 03/19/2007 7:43:50 AM PDT by Melchior
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