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Tipper: Al's Defeat Drove Me to Shrink
NewsMax.com ^ | 7/01/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 06/30/2002 9:51:34 PM PDT by kattracks

Former second lady Tipper Gore was so shaken by her husband's failure to win the White House two years ago that she sought psychiatric counseling to reassure herself she wasn't mentally ill.

On Friday Mrs. Gore told the Memphis Commercial Appeal that the Supreme Court's decision to stop the 2000 election's Florida recount left her in "a state of shock."

"It took me a while to work my way out of that," she explained. "I couldn't believe that the voting would be stopped."

Her husband's defeat, coupled with the October 2001 death of her mother, Margaret Ann Aitcheson, sent Mrs. Gore into such a severe emotional tailspin that by the end of last year she began to doubt her own sanity.

Gore told the Appeal that she checked with her doctor to make sure she wasn't suffering a relapse of the mental illness she suffered after her son Albert was hit by a car in 1989.

"Am I clinically depressed?" the first lady wannabe said she asked point-blank.

The doctor told her, "No, this is a normal response to what happens in tough times," she recalled.

Still, the Gores decided to take a seven-week vacation to Spain, Italy and Greece, during which Mrs. Gore managed to regain her emotional stability.

But the revelation of his wife's second bout with possible mental illness has some wondering whether former Vice President Al Gore might be forced to shelve plans for another White House run to spare his wife further mental anguish.

Mrs. Gore's late mother also battled mental illness her entire life.

During the 2000 campaign, Tipper Gore traveled with her husband only three or four days a week, explaining that she needed the remainder of the week "to recover."

In 1999, after revealing her first bout with depression, she acknowledged that stress on the campaign trail could cause a relapse.

"It is something that I am aware of," she told Newsweek. "I now know my limits. I have in my younger years, in my 40s, been overextended. I don't want to do that again."

Mrs. Gore continued:

"I am going to try to continue to make sure that as I go through my life I know how I perform the best and what my limits are and be sure that I design my schedule and my life that way."

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Actually, it was probably "the kiss" that made Tipsy go bonkers.
1 posted on 06/30/2002 9:51:34 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Well I thank Tipper Gore for shouldering the burden for all of us. For if Algore had won, millions of us would have been driven to visit shrinks. Oh yeah, and I thank Kitty Dukakis too.
2 posted on 06/30/2002 9:53:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: kattracks
Tipper: Al's Defeat Drove Me to Shrink

Really? I thought she'd expanded since the election. I'll have to go back and look at the file photos again.

3 posted on 06/30/2002 9:55:14 PM PDT by RichInOC
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To: kattracks
"It took me a while to work my way out of that," she explained. "I couldn't believe that the voting would be stopped."

So much for political acumen.

4 posted on 06/30/2002 9:56:10 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: kattracks

Considering his performance during the Campaign.. If you weren't, you should be.

5 posted on 06/30/2002 9:56:54 PM PDT by Jhoffa_
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To: kattracks
Priceless that she couldn't believe the voting would stop. She thought the voting would go on and on until Al somehow won. These people really cannot come to grips with the constitution, democratic process, system of justice, or any of the other nasty little details that permitted someone other than Al to be elected. How about just sucking it up, like Nixon did in '60, and proving that you're worthy of the job?
6 posted on 06/30/2002 9:57:21 PM PDT by Williams
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To: kattracks
Former second lady Tipper Gore was so shaken by her husband's failure to win the White House two years ago that she sought psychiatric counseling to reassure herself she wasn't mentally ill.

I could have saved her the $bucks$. Tipper, you ARE mentally ill!....for marrying Al at least!

7 posted on 06/30/2002 9:57:45 PM PDT by Henchster
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To: kattracks
Wait till you see what the second defeat does, Tipsy. LOL
8 posted on 06/30/2002 9:57:58 PM PDT by brat
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To: kattracks
Haldol might help
9 posted on 06/30/2002 10:00:32 PM PDT by Crazymonarch
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To: kattracks
"It took me a while to work my way out of that," she explained. "I couldn't believe that the voting would be stopped."

Tipper Honey, it was your husband Al, who wanted to stop the voting by our overseas armed services folks. Yes, I too, was appalled, <sarcasm> as I'm sure you were. </sarcasm>

10 posted on 06/30/2002 10:01:05 PM PDT by Henchster
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To: kattracks
Having had family members who have been devastated by it, I don't joke about mental illness; but in my opinion the entire Democratic Party is mentally unstable...deranged in fact.
11 posted on 06/30/2002 10:01:16 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: kattracks
I can understand the feeling. If Al had won, I'd never have quit drinkin'.
12 posted on 06/30/2002 10:02:50 PM PDT by BlessingInDisguise
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To: kattracks
Suck on a lithium lollipop and get out of my life. Fat wench
13 posted on 06/30/2002 10:03:15 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: kattracks

i think her blouse speaks oodles regarding her muntal state

14 posted on 06/30/2002 10:03:20 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: kattracks
Could this be the "escape hatch" for Gore, when he decides he won't run again?
15 posted on 06/30/2002 10:03:21 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
"It took me a while to work my way out of that," she explained. "I couldn't believe that the voting would be stopped."

LOL I couldn't believe that the voting could continue after the election.
16 posted on 06/30/2002 10:03:27 PM PDT by iowamomforfreedom
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To: brat
bump
17 posted on 06/30/2002 10:06:00 PM PDT by timestax
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To: kattracks
Perhaps it was sitting at home with the family at dinner and hearing "GET OUT OF CHENEY'S HOUSE" echoing through the house that caused her the mental trouble.
18 posted on 06/30/2002 10:08:27 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: kattracks
Gore told the Appeal that she checked with her doctor to make sure she wasn't suffering a relapse of the mental illness

OK .. I just have one question ..

Does she really think she is helping her husband with a possible Presidential Bid in 2004

Admitting publicly that you are a Nut Case really isn't good PR

19 posted on 06/30/2002 10:08:43 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: kattracks
"It took me a while to work my way out of that," she explained. "I couldn't believe that the voting would be stopped."

Actually, Tipper honey, it was illegally extended in some places like Missouri, in hopes of getting some of those last minute fraudulent votes for your tubby hubby in.

20 posted on 06/30/2002 10:10:41 PM PDT by Allegra
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To: kattracks
Does anyone else think it's weird that she doesn't mention that 9-11 might have been a factor in her depression? Sort of like Clinton with his dog dying being the most depressing that happened to him last year. What is it with these people?
21 posted on 06/30/2002 10:10:47 PM PDT by sunshine state
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To: doug from upland
Perhaps it was sitting at home with the family at dinner and hearing "GET OUT OF CHENEY'S HOUSE" echoing through the house that caused her the mental trouble

No No .. that was little eGore that admitted to that problem ..

Not good PR admitting that the whole family are nut cases ..

RUN AL RUN!!!

22 posted on 06/30/2002 10:11:06 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: InvisibleChurch
I am SO glad he isn't the president.
23 posted on 06/30/2002 10:11:20 PM PDT by Constitutional_Republican
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To: kattracks
LOL! Since when did depression become "mental illness" instead of just plain normal having a bad week? Good grief, I question her mental stability too, for being married to the tree for so long. What a whiner.
Couldn't believe they'd stop the voting, yeah right Tippsey!
24 posted on 06/30/2002 10:11:52 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: kattracks; SamAdams76; Henchster; brat; Williams; eddie willers; Jhoffa_
Good Grief! Does this twit really think that victimhood will garner votes in 2004?

hildabeaste is gonna have her 'Fostered'! Ole Crusty need the victim-crap for herself..........FRegards

25 posted on 06/30/2002 10:12:24 PM PDT by gonzo
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To: EternalVigilance
Mental illness is indeed nothing to joke about, I agree with you. However, depression is not mental illness in any sense of the word, this is just another PC liberal excuse for a normal condition we have all faced at one time or another.

The difference is some of us pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again as the saying says. We have too many "illnesses" these days that are really just part of the human experience. Calling every "mood'"a mental illness is degrading to those who really have one. Who wouldn't be depressed after your child almost dies? Who wouldn't be depressed when you lost an election? This is normal, not an illness.
26 posted on 06/30/2002 10:17:04 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Constitutional_Republican
but you know that had the AL2000 been elected, then you would NEVER hear a word of her mental state from the "respected" media, but any leaks wouild be denounced as rightwingrhetoric as well as "destructive" character assassination...(as opposed to "constructive" character assassination)
27 posted on 06/30/2002 10:17:04 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: kattracks
"I couldn't believe that the VOTING would be stopped."

Shouldn't that be she couldn't believe the "COUNTING" would be stopped?

Freud might make something of this. So might anyone who really investigated certain Democrat Florida election judges.

28 posted on 06/30/2002 10:17:36 PM PDT by Semi Civil Servant
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To: InvisibleChurch
i think her blouse speaks oodles regarding her muntal state

Uh, I think eGore needs a bra!!

29 posted on 06/30/2002 10:25:30 PM PDT by TejasRose
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To: kattracks
"It took me a while to work my way out of that," she explained. "I couldn't believe that the voting would be stopped."

Tipper, honey, it was THE LAW in Florida. You know, the "controlling legal authority" of which you husband seems to know nothing. It was not personal, it was just THE LAW. Which is how this country normally runs when the Lib-Com-Soc-Dems are not in power.
30 posted on 06/30/2002 10:28:15 PM PDT by DennisR
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To: Williams
"...and proving that you're worthy of the job..."

Because he was not, is not, and never will be.
31 posted on 06/30/2002 10:29:51 PM PDT by DennisR
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To: InvisibleChurch
Man, it's going to be tough sleeping tonight after seeing that picture!!!
32 posted on 06/30/2002 10:30:40 PM PDT by DennisR
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To: Semi Civil Servant
No, she probably meant voting. The Dems have never been ashamed to vote early and often. They do not even let the dead rest! :)
33 posted on 06/30/2002 10:31:51 PM PDT by DennisR
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To: InvisibleChurch
Looks like AlG needs a bra.
34 posted on 06/30/2002 10:32:44 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; Ms. AntiFeminazi
ping
35 posted on 06/30/2002 10:42:48 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: TejasRose; Andy from Beaverton
YUCH!!!!!
36 posted on 06/30/2002 10:45:51 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: kattracks
Can't you just picture them in bed. Algore is telling Tipper "up is up and down is down". LOL
37 posted on 06/30/2002 10:47:15 PM PDT by Conservababe
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"I couldn't believe that the voting would be stopped."

Dear Tipper,

You seem like a nice lady, if misguided, and with horrible taste in men. At least you detested Hellary! and Billy Jeff. Gotta give you that.

But my dear, the voting stopped at 8 p.m. local in each precinct on Election Night. Except in St. Louis, where a corrupt judge let it continue for another couple of hours, against all election laws.

yours truly,

A citizen who voted before 8 p.m. on Election Night, (and who was relieved that the vote-inventing was finally stopped.)

38 posted on 06/30/2002 10:47:35 PM PDT by bootless
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To: SamAdams76
For if Algore had won, millions of us would have been driven to visit shrinks.

Do you suppose there are a lot of out of work shrinks, who are relishing a Demon Cat victory in 2004?

39 posted on 06/30/2002 10:49:05 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: kattracks
You know, I'm sorry to see this. I just don't have it in my heart to have a bad feeling for Tipper. From the start, she was the only one of the Clinton/Gores that came across as pleasant and human.

Sorry that she got mixed up with that crowd.



40 posted on 06/30/2002 10:50:59 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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Can't you just picture them in bed. Algore is telling Tipper "up is up and down is down". LOL

Mostly down I would suspect. LOL

41 posted on 06/30/2002 10:51:30 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: Andy from Beaverton
As Lucianne said during the campaign....he has bigger boobs than Tipper.
42 posted on 06/30/2002 10:52:14 PM PDT by Conservababe
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To: InvisibleChurch; kattracks
lololol - I agree! That's one spooky blouse! lol.

Could this be the "escape hatch" for Gore, when he decides he won't run again?

I heard a whisper the other night that he's gearing up to run this time and that he learned from his past "mistakes" and will succeed this time. I would be concerned, but I just can't imagine Hillary letting this opportunity pass her by. Either way, we need to get conservatives out there as poll judges.

43 posted on 06/30/2002 10:56:08 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: Andy from Beaverton
Looks like AlG needs a bra.

Maybe Tipper is upset her hubby has a bigger bra size then her ..

44 posted on 06/30/2002 10:56:55 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: kattracks
Does she think that we really need a role model who can't stand the heat in the kitchen and deal with the stress and pressure that comes with the First Lady's job? Do we really need a whining, cry baby for a President and flako for First Spouse? Come on....

In the post-911 world, Laura Bush as been a paragon as the nation's comforter-in-chief. God bless Laura and give her more years of service as our First Lady.

45 posted on 06/30/2002 10:57:50 PM PDT by MHT
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To: kattracks
I think they are both too fragile emotionally for the job.
46 posted on 06/30/2002 10:58:51 PM PDT by Texas Mom
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To: kattracks
Yeah. Thank God these two flower children aren't in charge. Tipper, isn't she the one all stressed out about the terrorist threats? LOL. Losers.
47 posted on 06/30/2002 11:00:09 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Henchster
W. said that he didn't mind the re-counting--it was the re-voting that got him.

At last, we have one Democrat who admits that there was voting going on long after the polls were closed.....

48 posted on 06/30/2002 11:00:21 PM PDT by MHT
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To: Sabertooth
You know, I'm sorry to see this. I just don't have it in my heart to have a bad feeling for Tipper

She and her hubby just bought a third home in Nashville for almost three million dollars.

Yes, indeed, they are good dems for the working people...naive, but rich.

I am laughing so hard.

49 posted on 06/30/2002 11:00:58 PM PDT by Conservababe
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
Ya heard a whisper, did you? Well...I just now saw this thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/fo cus/news/708771/posts

These people are shameless. Horrible. Icky.
50 posted on 06/30/2002 11:01:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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