Skip to comments.CBS Decides Al and Tipper's Separation is the Fault of ... George W. Bush
Posted on 06/02/2010 2:52:06 AM PDT by Zakeet
Is there anything a journalist cannot or will not twist to bring the topic back to how life would be so much better if only not for that awful George W. Bush? On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, with the help of the Washington Post's Sally Quinn, Sharyl Attkisson managed to blame news, that Al and Tipper Gore are separating, on how they never got over being denied the presidency despite winning the popular vote in 2000. If only Bush hadn't taken it from them.
Attkisson recalled it's been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm.
Viewers then head from Quinn, who's married former Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee and is now titular overseer of the paper's On Faith blog: He obviously suffered a lot and still is suffering. He'll never get over that and neither will she. (jpg of screen shot of Quinn)
Attkisson cheekily began her story: While Al Gore was out fighting global warming, his marriage to Tipper was apparently cooling.
On ABC's World News, Claire Shipman offered a simpler explanation, sans the political grudges: The Gores have told friends they've simply grown apart. Tipper embracing the perks of a post-political life like grandchildren and travel. The former Vice President relishing his role as an award-winning environmental activist and not eager to slow down.
Ping for a laugh :)
I wonder if Al said to Tipper “You don’t have to get snippy about it”?
WHAT was his assessment???
By most accounts, the idiot would be Naomi Wolf.
...so, who gets to keep the snake oil?
Thanks for the ping.
I just finished fighting the Bush’s fault thing re Katrina on another thread which involves an article by Democrat Dick Morris who blames Bush for that, too.
Tipper is still PO’D that Al couldn’t shut up the Freepers that drove her nuts.
“Get out of Cheney’s house”
At times I am still shocked how the Conservatives believe one thing Dick Morris says or writes. The only reason he came to the right side was because Clinton gave him the boot.
I do NOT trust DICK MORRIS.
I am sure he blames it on Global Warming.
Dee Snider provided his psychological assessment of Tipper to Al at Gores Senate committee——
And the psychological assessment was?
Can you imagine how bad it would have been with Al Gore trying to figure out what to do as a response to the September 11 attacks?
I would not be surprised if this was true.
Good for her indeed
Actually, I'm surprised that some of the BDS'ers on FR didn't think of it first. ;)
***At times I am still shocked how the Conservatives believe one thing Dick Morris says or writes. The only reason he came to the right side was because Clinton gave him the boot.
I do NOT trust DICK MORRIS.***
I agree totally. Clinton fired him when Morris got caught letting a prostitute listen to his phone conversation with Clinton. Now he earns a living by writing books and appearing as a commentator on Fox News. He’ll say anything if it brings him money.
If Lewinski was there, wasn't there already a prostitute listening. I submit Slick Willy was just jealous of Morris' better looking prostitute.
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