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Bob Woodward says sitting next to Al Gore is 'taxing, unpleasant’
The Hill ^ | December 6, 2011 | Judy Kurtz

Posted on 12/06/2011 8:39:45 AM PST by maggief

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Describing an event where he was paired up next to the monotone-talking ex-vice president, Woodward said, “Now, sitting next to Gore is taxing.”

After some laughs from the crowd, Woodward continued, “In fact, it’s unpleasant.”

Woodward offered up another tidbit from the conversation with his dinner companion. The investigative reporter asked the politician, more than five years after leaving office, how much the public knows about what went on during the Clinton administration. Gore replied, “One percent.”

Woodward admitted that revelation made him feel a bit icky, saying, “I kind of died inside and have to confess to having an unclean thought.”

He then dug a little deeper, asking Gore, if the former VP were to write a memoir, how much Americans would know then. Gore retorted, “Two percent.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; bobwoodward; clinton; clintonadm; clintoncrimes

1 posted on 12/06/2011 8:39:48 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Bob Woodward finally says something everyone knows about Al Gore.


2 posted on 12/06/2011 8:43:22 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: maggief

“In fact, it’s unpleasant.”

It’s that musky, polecat, ManBearPig aroma that comes off in waves.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 8:46:08 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: maggief

And not a journalist in America that will pick up on the irony of what Woodward just said. There are no journalists anymore, just whores.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 8:47:26 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: LottieDah

It takes reporters a while to catch on to what average people see immediately, I guess.

Woodward is not exactly the sharpest spoon in a drawer of knives.


5 posted on 12/06/2011 8:47:54 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: maggief

Maybe Gore is “flatulently challenged”.


6 posted on 12/06/2011 8:52:46 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: maggief

Small price to pay for your propagandizing, highly selective “journalism”, jackass.

Hammer Commie Hunter Dick Nixon for covering up a third rate burglary, but ignore corruption on a scale hundreds of times worse in the Clinton and Obama Administrations?


7 posted on 12/06/2011 8:53:02 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Da Coyote; maggief; LottieDah
Reporters tend to initially be starstruck by politicians in that fawning fanboy sort of way.
It's along the lines of “Oh, he looked at me, I know it! He likes me! He looked at me!”
And then once their pedestal hero injures the mental image the reporter has built around their idol, there is either a vindictive shriek fit or massive waves of denial.
8 posted on 12/06/2011 8:54:03 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: tumblindice

Al Gore probably doesn’t fit in just one seat anyway.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 8:54:34 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: maggief

Just the thought of sitting next to Algore is taxing and unpleasant.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 8:56:00 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: maggief
Spare me the phony liberal hypocrisy. When Gore was running for VP and was in office Woodward and the entire Washington Post were kissing his ass and saying how wonderful he was. They were brutally attacking people like Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich.

When Gore came out with his fraudulent “Inconvenient Truth” global warming lies, Woodward and the Washington Post were wetting themselves praising him over and over again.

Now that Gore is politically irrelevant, Woodward finally gives his true feelings.

It's too late hypocrite.

11 posted on 12/06/2011 8:56:15 AM PST by detective
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To: Steamburg

Even Woodward didn’t pick on on the irony of what the “investigative reporter” just said.

: o /


12 posted on 12/06/2011 8:56:51 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

That’s funny. I thought Democrats liked taxing.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 8:57:39 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: maggief

boy, did we ever dodge a bullet when this patently certifiable whack job failed to become POTUS by the skin of his teeth.


14 posted on 12/06/2011 8:58:09 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief
Woodward admitted that revelation made him feel a bit icky, saying, “I kind of died inside and have to confess to having an unclean thought."

That sort of response by Woodward is usually applied to someone who is guilty somehow of participating in deceipt along with the culprit!

15 posted on 12/06/2011 8:59:28 AM PST by classified
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To: maggief

Any RAT politician is by definition, “TAXING”, whether you are sitting next to them or are are several states away.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 9:01:58 AM PST by rod1
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To: BunnySlippers

I can see how watching Al squirming in his seat like Gene Siskel and asking over-and-over that Woodward “Pull my finger” would become tedious.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 9:03:21 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: maggief

For years, many who’ve crossed paths with Gore (many of whom include WH military liaisons) relate a very cold experience. He’s arrogant and vindictive, without the stable temperament needed to be an effective president.

To this day, I am thankful to God for Ralph Nader’s Green Party run in 2000. Having pulled 96,000 votes in FL, his presence on the ballot kept Gore from claiming victory. The lion’s share of those votes would’ve been Gore’s.


18 posted on 12/06/2011 9:03:25 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: classified
15 "hail gaia" and you'll be absolved, assclown.


19 posted on 12/06/2011 9:04:29 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: tumblindice

Gene Siskel=Robert Ebert (the fat one)? I never can keep those two straight.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 9:05:25 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: maggief; Mrs. Don-o

Met him once when he was Senator Albert, Jr. Challenged him on his pro life flip flop. Got the condescending sneer.


21 posted on 12/06/2011 9:06:53 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: ScottinVA

Ain’t that the truth. If it weren’t for Ralph Nadar, there would have been no President Bush.


22 posted on 12/06/2011 9:08:22 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: EyeGuy

The Watergate buglary was essentially Nixon’s attempt to nail-down the ‘72 election through an illegal intelligence gathering operation. Today the Dems hack computers, solicit foreign contributions & use front groups like Acorn to physically intimidate opponents. That’s just for starters. Now their brownshirts are ‘occupying’ Wall Street trying to recreate the ‘60s campus sit-ins. Nixon’s transgressions truly were penny ante.


23 posted on 12/06/2011 9:09:36 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: maggief

So Mr. Woodward failed to do his job of uncovering the 99% for the American people because?

Did he fear for his life, I wonder?

Do we know only 1% about Obama because he fears for his life now?


24 posted on 12/06/2011 9:12:35 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I’d estimate Algore at a size 52 long sportscoat...


25 posted on 12/06/2011 9:16:05 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: maggief

That’s a a real liberal. You get taxed just sitting next to him.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 9:25:17 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: tumblindice

I think Siskel is the dead one.


27 posted on 12/06/2011 9:31:45 AM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: detective
Now that Gore is politically irrelevant, Woodward finally gives his true feelings.

Bingo!

28 posted on 12/06/2011 9:41:08 AM PST by glorgau
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To: detective

And just think, how much the general public knows about what is really going on inside the Obama WH.

There is a direct correlation between this fact and whether the person has a “D” or “R” after his name.

It’s always amazing to me, how through sheer tenacity, the MSM is able to make the most mild problems “scandals” for an R, and is able to bury the most disgusting and dangerous problems for their loves, the D’s. It’s going to be a long time before people really start to understand what a self-absorbed sleeze Obama is. Unless, of course, he starts WWIII, and then they may find out a touch sooner. A touch.


29 posted on 12/06/2011 9:43:04 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: b4its2late
Three things I find incredible:

  1. That Al Gore could actually make me crack a smile with his 2% remark.
  2. That this buffoon came within 600 votes in Florida of being elected POTUS.
  3. That a bigger buffoon was convincingly elected just eight years later.

30 posted on 12/06/2011 9:43:31 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes, Can you even imagine him being POTUS? But then again, look at what we have now.
What is wrong with the American electorate????


31 posted on 12/06/2011 9:44:04 AM PST by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God...There I said it.)
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To: maggief

At the ripe old age of sixty-eight this waste of space communist bastard is finally catching on just a little bit? Will wonders never cease.


32 posted on 12/06/2011 9:47:35 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Mountain Mary

“What is wrong with the American electorate????”

There’s a reason companies spend so much money on advertising. It works. The MSM is essentially free advertising for democrats. It’s no surprise that people vote for the likes of Gore etc. Gore was made out by the media to be a genius. At the same time they were characterizing Bush as stupid, even though Bush did somewhat better in college than Gore.


33 posted on 12/06/2011 10:02:19 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: tumblindice
Siskel was overweight and the one w/the wild hair ...died in 1999 ...and it's Roger Ebert; still alive as far as I know; but, horribly disfigured from some sort of throat or oral cancer (lower jaw surgically removed). As far as I know, Ebert still hosts a film festival in the Chicago area each year.
34 posted on 12/06/2011 10:03:52 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: maggief

This happened some time ago, so I’m going to get some of this a little wrong in the telling. It is still very true to the event when it took place, as far as overall meaning and impact.

Toward the end of the Clinton years Woodward was a guest on a talking head show. During the program he was either asked to compare Clinton to Nixon, or asked to explain why he didn’t investigate the Clintons as he had Nixon. Woodward responded to the question by saying, “Well, the comparison isn’t really valid because there has been no criminality at all in the Clinton administration.”

Woodward has taken credit for taking Nixon down for the good of the nation. With Clinton he says he just couldn’t see the same need. He’s a pathological liar IMO.

When Ambassador Richardson drove Monica Lewinsky around to find her jobs with high level firms, it wasn’t witness tampering? When Washington Lawyer Vernon Jordan interceded on her behalf, it wasn’t witness tampering? They weren’t doing this on behalf of their boss and or client President Clinton?

When over 100 Asian players who funneled cash to the Clintons were called before the Congress/Senate, they fled our nation, and this is not an indication of a massive problem with illicit campaign cash?

Bob Woodard and Carl Bernstein were Katheryn Graham’s little political assassins in the 70s, and nothing more.

With Nixon we found out the 99%, and it was tame by the actions of other administrations. With Clinton we knew 1%, and he was a modern day organized crime figure. Woodward is part of the reason why, assuring folks there was no there, there.

Woodward was, is, and always will be a fraud heralded by the Left for something he never was, someone who cared in the slightest about this nation.

1. It never perked Woodward’s ears when Jerry Parks was gunned down outside Little Rock Arkansas.

2. It never perked Woodward’s ears when Vince Foster’s prediction that he would be dead in weeks, was found dead in Fort Marcy Park about six weeks after Parks was assassinated.

3. It never perked Woodward’s ears that a file was taken from Foster’s office the night of Vince Foster’s death?

4. It never perked Woodward’s ears that Foster’s car keys that couldn’t be found on his body by the police and emergency personnel, were found in his front pocket after an inappropriate visit from two Clinton staff members.

These and another massive number of criminal appearing issues never peaked Woodward’s interest at all.

A low grade burglary is supposed to have peaked his attention with Nixon. LOL, what a fraud.


35 posted on 12/06/2011 10:12:08 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: Bigg Red
I think Siskel is the dead one...

...who voted early and often for 0bama in 2008.

36 posted on 12/06/2011 10:13:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Mountain Mary
What is wrong with the American electorate????

Too many "voters" are totally uninformed about the candidates and vote guided by their feelings. We have reached the "bread & circuses" level of electorate.

God help us,
GtG

37 posted on 12/06/2011 10:14:45 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: tumblindice

“In fact, it’s unpleasant.”

Sitting next to Algore would be like sitting next to Mr. Hankey!


38 posted on 12/06/2011 10:21:35 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Steamburg
The...reporter asked the politician, more than five years after leaving office, how much the public knows about what went on during the Clinton administration. Gore replied, “One percent.” Woodward admitted that revelation made him feel a bit icky, saying, “I kind of died inside and have to confess to having an unclean thought.”

Yeah, and we don't know crap about Obama either. The GOOD NEWS is the press was able to dig out every bit of dirt there was about Sarah Palin. And the little suck-ups will be able to do the same about Newt. No stone unturned for the these so -called 'investigative' reporters. Well, when it comes to conservatives...

If Watergate had happened while a dem was in office we'd never have know the name "Woodward"...

39 posted on 12/06/2011 10:21:35 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: b4its2late
Three things I find incredible:

  1. That Al Gore could actually make me crack a smile with his 2% remark.
  2. That this buffoon came within 600 votes in Florida of being elected POTUS.
  3. That a bigger buffoon was convincingly elected just eight years later.

40 posted on 12/06/2011 10:45:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

“God help us”

Unfortunately, we, collectively, have told God, “Thanks, but we will do it our way. We don’t need you!” (the crowd sings a few stanzas of Sinatra’s “I Did It MY way!”)

So God has said, “OK, as you wish. Have it your way. You “don’t need” my help; you are on your own, now.

God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
Romans 1:18-32

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.


41 posted on 12/06/2011 10:47:08 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: maggief

Mortuary Bob is lucky Al didn’t ask him to release his second chakra.


42 posted on 12/06/2011 12:13:43 PM PST by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Vigilanteman

Agree with all 3.


43 posted on 12/06/2011 2:10:40 PM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: maggief

Woodward called this one right...


44 posted on 03/04/2013 7:54:14 AM PST by GOPJ (Homeland Security bought: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...)
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