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Al Gore at peace outside the arena
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 8, 2012 | Patrick Healy

Posted on 09/09/2012 3:51:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Al Gore lives alone now, in a 10,000-square-foot colonial in Nashville, where magnolia trees shade the house and geothermal wells buried beneath the driveway cool and heat its 20 rooms.

Some weeks Gore heads to San Francisco, where he has a luxury apartment at the St. Regis tower, to work on venture capital projects or visit his new girlfriend. And some nights he checks into the Regency in New York, where three of his children live.

At 64, even after accumulating more than $100 million in wealth, Gore races like a man making up for lost time: blog posts to write, business deals to close, a global climate to save.

Tipper Gore lives alone now, too, and at a gentler pace - the pace she wanted when the Gores separated in June 2010.

She divides her time between their $9 million seaside villa near Santa Barbara and her maternal family home in Arlington, Va., near her 89-year-old father. She, too, is in New York often and is also working (selling her photography through her website) and dating someone new.

The couple reunites a few times a year, most recently in June, for summer family vacations and Christmases in the Gore family seat of Carthage, Tenn.

They gather at the old farm and lake where Gore's father, a congressman and senator, had once dreamed about his son becoming president. Back then the Gores had the makings of a political dynasty, and the paterfamilias, Albert Gore Sr., certainly held that ambition.

But hard times happen. Reckonings occur. And dynasties require both continuity and a next generation. The four Gore children, having been raised in the hothouse of Washington, want nothing to do with it.

The oldest, Karenna Gore Schiff, an adviser to Gore during his 2000 presidential campaign, has struggled..

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; globalwarming; manbearpig

1 posted on 09/09/2012 3:51:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wonder what their carbon footprint is.


2 posted on 09/09/2012 3:54:00 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Heartwarming article about a scam artist


3 posted on 09/09/2012 3:55:32 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

ALGORE is Certifiable......what a LOONY bird.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 4:02:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Al Gore may have 100 million dollars but his life has been reduced to a place of true failure in the eyes, I believe, of most people. I doubt that he has much respect even from his tribe..The left wing of the Democrat party.
Tipper, if so inclined, could probably tell the world a lot. I hope she has found peace for herself..Their children will always feel disturbed from what they have been through. As a Christian, I find the Al Gore story exceedingly sad.


5 posted on 09/09/2012 4:05:59 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: driftdiver; ronnie raygun; Ann Archy

It’s Bush’s fault Gore had PTSD and his children had nightmares.

These people really are too much!


6 posted on 09/09/2012 4:07:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Another joke, a bit more wistful and a bit closer to the bone, comes when people tell him that he would have governed differently than Bush. Gore usually replies, "You know what: I would have just made different mistakes."

It almost seems like he's glad he was never president. Now that he knows the challenges of W's 8 years, it's not hard to imagine why.

7 posted on 09/09/2012 4:08:31 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 59 days away.)
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To: ronnie raygun

a man of the people or at least of landed gentry


8 posted on 09/09/2012 4:10:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"..to work on venture capital projects.."

Curious how he can own all this property and have all this money for "venture capital projects" when he's never held a job that paid more than $200K a year (before taxes).

Money from speeches? I Googled it, couldn't really find anything where he was paid a lot for that. Maybe money from his docu-fiction "An incontinent truth"? Was that a huge hit or something? Looked that up on Wikipedia and said it earned $49 million at the box office, one of the highest grossing docu-fictions of all time.

Wow, so that explains it. What we got here is another Al Sharpton...Create phantom threats and profit off it. Meanwhile how many people so far have lost jobs because of this guy? And here he is a single guy living in a 20 room mansion. How green of him.

9 posted on 09/09/2012 4:14:13 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: jazzlite

The Gores need Christ. They have many millions of dollars but their lives are pagan and empty.


10 posted on 09/09/2012 4:28:19 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: driftdiver

I can’t believe I didn’t know he and Tipper were separated in 2010. It’s not like I’ve been living completely under a rock, but I must have just missed that tidbit.


11 posted on 09/09/2012 4:31:57 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: jazzlite

Was he even in Charlotte last week?


12 posted on 09/09/2012 4:36:45 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: ronnie raygun; driftdiver; Cincinatus' Wife

I had to ask myself, why are they publishing this article now? Is someone in the family planning to run for office? There is always a purpose to a piece like this.


13 posted on 09/09/2012 4:38:44 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally

He has a new book on global economics and politics coming out early next year — and Obama (if he wins) will have more flexibility to impose more rules and regulations through the EPA - so Gore’s training environmental activists (just held a conf. in San Francisco last week for 1000 trainees).


14 posted on 09/09/2012 4:51:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Gore, Sr bought the Carthage TN farm at advice of communist Armand Hammer
after his occidental Petrol company did the geology of TN and found the only rare earth elements in Tn under the future Gore farm, then Hammer paid Gore thousands a year for the mineral lease and then opened the mine after wards.

It is good to be king.

15 posted on 09/09/2012 4:53:41 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gak....if you can get through page 2 of this gooey nonsense without upchucking, you need to eat something. I thought it was written by a teenage girl, but instead it is by Patrick Healey, who must be light in the loafers.


16 posted on 09/09/2012 4:57:50 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

POOR ALGORE! IF ONLY HE HAD CARRIED HIS HOME STATE!!


17 posted on 09/09/2012 4:57:55 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The Soviets supported AL Gore Sr. via a Commie cutout, Armand Hammer CEO Occidental Oil, Chem and Coal Companies.


18 posted on 09/09/2012 5:02:13 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Was surprised to see Tipper on HGTV showing off her photography. She’ll probably get her own show now.


19 posted on 09/09/2012 5:06:22 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Unam Sanctam
I have to say, me too. I must have known, but forgotten it, that is how irrelevant he has become as his scam machine has raked in money for him.

Did Tipper leave him because of this?


20 posted on 09/09/2012 5:19:13 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
No matter where ya go, there ya are !

And no matter where that is for the Gork, there'll always be times he can't get this sound out of his miserable, deceitful, scamming 'soul' :


             Get Out ! Get Out ! Get Out of Cheney's House ! ! !

21 posted on 09/09/2012 5:23:53 AM PDT by tomkat
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22 posted on 09/09/2012 5:28:30 AM PDT by tomkat ( finding the placement of my #21 rather unfortunate !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The algore family bizness is peddling bulls#it, amazing none of his spawn want to follow in his footsteps.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 5:36:57 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: iowamark

EXCERPT — <<<<<<<<”If the couple were still involved in politics, they probably would not have split up, several friends said. The Gores, in turn, felt free to pursue independent lives as their priorities diverged.

The decision to separate was mutual and did not involve a betrayal like infidelity, according to friends. Rather, they said, the 63-year-old Tipper Gore had wanted their lives to ease up, more time to enjoy the fruits of their labors.”>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You are quite right that the Gores need Christ. They, despite having four children, are splitting up for shallow, materialistic reasons. “Til death do we part” means nothing to liberal Democrats like the Gores.

Al Gore, back when campaigning, would ask audiences, what would Jesus do? Well, Jesus certainly wouldn’t endorse a mockery of marriage like this.


24 posted on 09/09/2012 5:59:28 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I would guess a 100 million dollars would make it easy to be at ease. Being able to avoid the grubby “little people” would help too.


25 posted on 09/09/2012 6:23:20 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gore’s house is in Monticeto, California, an very exclusive city. There are estates with private polo fields. Jonathan Winters, Oprah, several retired movie stars, also live there.


26 posted on 09/09/2012 9:10:22 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Unam Sanctam

The public news about their separation emerged after a woman hired to give AlG a massage in his hotel room, complained that Gore wanted his “fifth chakra” massaged.

Then another woman (NYC) went public telling about Al’s efforts to elicit a “fifth chakra” massage from her.

Tipper had enough public humilation to finally ditch the impotent one.

What about Al Gore III (IV), the son with several drug possession arrests? What’s he doing and for how long?


27 posted on 09/09/2012 9:15:20 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Offering color commentary in a television studio is a lifetime away from another August convention, just 12 years ago, just before the decline and fall of the House of Gore began. But for Gore, Current TV is about living in the present; the cut and thrust of politics is the past.

2 points:

* A "decline and fall" is now defined as making $100 million dollars?

* If politics is in the past, why is Gore descibed in the article described as headlining the Current TV coverage of the 2 political conventions?

28 posted on 09/09/2012 10:39:29 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I read the whole nauseating thing and made a minor correction:

He seems wired to always be thinking about what he could potentially do to save the world.destroy America.

29 posted on 09/10/2012 11:55:08 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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