Skip to comments.Gore's Daughter Claims Family Under Siege During "Get Out of Cheney's House!" Protests
Posted on 06/24/2007 4:10:54 PM PDT by kristinn
In an interview published in today's New York Times Sunday Magazine, Kristin Gore, daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, claims the Gores were 'under siege' by 'bussed in' protesters outside the Vice President's residence in Washington, D.C. during the 2000 presidential election Florida recount as Gore fought to win the presidency from then Texas Governor George W. Bush.
Gore says the protesters' cries of "Get Out of Cheney's House" (a reference to Bush's vice presidential nominee, Dick Cheney, who would take residence there upon being inaugurated) drove her mother, Tipper, to play nature sounds on a CD player to distract the family from the sounds of the protesters.
Contrary to the claim by Kristin Gore that the protesters were bussed in, they came of their own volition and either drove or took public transportation there. The protests were initiated, organized and led by the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic.
Below is an excerpt from the Times interview with Gore:
Have you met President Bush and Laura?
No, I never met them during the 2000 campaign, and since then, the invitations have been lost in the mail, Im afraid.
How often do you think back to the 2000 election and the legal fight over the counting of the ballots?
As little as possible. If I ever do dip into that, it doesnt go anywhere good.
Were you living with your parents during that period?
Yes. I took a leave of absence from Futurama, and I was home for the 36 days because I felt pretty useless as a comedy writer. They bussed in people who stood outside screaming, Get out of Cheneys house.
This was outside the official vice presidents residence, where your family lived for eight years?
Yes, it wasnt really a great atmosphere, but my mom maintained a sense of humor about it. She was making jokes about Noriega and turning up the stereo to drown out the chants.
I trust she wasnt playing rap music, in light of her crusade against profane lyrics. She would play all kinds of music and those nature sound CDs, which were supposed to fool us into thinking we were in the rain forest instead of in a house under siege.
The Florida FReepers deserve special credit for all they did during those days.
EAGLES UP !!!
I’m glad it sticks in her mind :)
I see the ability to lie with a straight face is a hereditary trait within the Gore clan.
I'll bet they were some gut-busters, too. /sarcasm
Not the best picture of her.
Was she in Vietnam?
Sorry, wrong thread subject.
There’s more crowds and noise around my hose some nights than a damned CD player would mask. But am I in the papers?
poor red diaper baby!
Let’s see...she’s grown up with an expensive private education, servants, and a general life of priviledge, and yet she complains about people standing outside of a house owned by American people.
Really nice there.
Moreover, I wasn't chanting "get out of Cheney's house"; I was chanting "Algor is a PIG!"
How I wish I had been a FReeper in those heady days!
For those of you who've never seen "Futurama", a running gag is Richard Nixon's still-speaking head preserved in a jar. Did Ms. Gore ever consider the feelings of the Nixon daughters and grandchildren when she was writing those jokes?
Ya got beer coming out of that hose?
Where do you live?
Kristinn, I remember driving up Mass Avenue, turning a corner and seeing hundreds of Freepers standing on that corner screaming... my wife and I turned around the corner, parked and joined the fun. What a great FREEP! And wasn’t it wonderfully typical that the WashPost the next day shows a picture of about 5 counter-protestors on the other corner making it sound as if this was an even standoff. What garbage!
GET OUT OF CHENEY’S HOUSE! A proud moment for Freepers!
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