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Gore on 20/20 tonight with Baba Wawa...mentions VP protests in 2000! WTG freepers!!

Posted on 11/15/2002 6:58:23 AM PST by alisasny

Excerpt from Barbara Walters interview with Al Gore and family, which airs tonight on 20/20 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT (check your local listings).

The following exchanges, while sure to interest Note readers and historians, actually won't be part of tonight's 20/20 broadcast, so you can read them only here and now:

WALTERS: I'm not sure that people realize that while you were in the residence of the Vice President [during the Florida recount] there were crowds of people outside screaming at you. What was that all about?

AL GORE: Well, this was the Republican response to what was happening during that 36-day period, and they organized busloads of people that came and stood outside the house all day and all night screaming at the top of their lungs.

WALTERS: What, "Get out!"?

TIPPER GORE: Things like that, yes, and, and sometimes … things that we don't want to say on your program, and, some people saw that they were buses from "churches," but it was organized. The one thing that, that they did mainly was reach the bedrooms of our children, and Albert was still in school locally, and trying to study, so we rearranged, you know, they … kids moved to a different part of the house, and I was trying to think of a way that we could kind of laugh about this since obviously it was out of our control, there wasn't anything anybody could do so I got all the boom boxes in the house and … I remember sort of what the government did with Noriega … I thought we'd try that, and I aimed them at, toward, you know, where the crowd …

WALTERS: The crowd?

TIPPER GORE: … And I put nature sounds on and turned it all the way up. And at least the kids laughed.

AL GORE: There were a few, more than a few who supported us and were offended by the organized chanting round the clock who came out on the other street corner during the day to express their support with signs, and … You know, emotions were running high throughout the country and it was just an unprecedented time.

KARENNA GORE: Well, when we were in the Vice President's house during the recount, it was it was very intense. And one of the things I remember is that there was a … an organized effort by, I don't know whether it was the RNC or it was … it was right-wing groups, it was definitely Bush-campaign-oriented effort to bus in people to have a sort of siege at the Vice President's house, and, so, they were all lining there, screaming, and it was kind of an assortment of groups. I mean, some of them were anti, um, were anti-abortion groups, and some of them were pro-gun groups, and some of them … they all had their different signs. But they were all screaming, "Get out of Cheney's house," the whole time. And I just remember being there next to my dad, because I went for a run, and I ran back through them, and I was very upset when I came into the house. And my whole attitude was, like, "We've got to fight back harder. And where are our crowds?" And my dad, I'll never forget his response. He said, "We have to do what's best for the country, and it is not good for the country to have this kind of divisiveness. And he was on the phone, really calling off the dogs. There were people who wanted to fan the … the flames of the racial issue and have real unrest. And he was on the phone asking them not to, because of what was best for the country not because of what was best for him politically. And that's really who he is.

WALTERS: Do you remember the crowds outside screaming?

KRISTEN GORE: The crowds that were screaming outside our house, you know, "Get out of Cheney's house." And other things … of that nature, were really upsetting. It was difficult … It was just very … upsetting that someone would … yell those things at us. It felt … we felt sort of like … trapped in this … you know, little house with all these people yelling mean things. It's no fun. You know, whether you're a child of the person who they're directed at, or anyone else. It … it wasn't a good situation.

WALTERS: Were you scared?

KRISTEN GORE: I was scared that the truth was not going to come out. That's what I was.

After 20/20 and a break for your local news, you can catch Gore on Letterman.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: albertgoreii; algoreisnotmyprez; algorejr; findajobyet; holdtheicedtea; mrsnippy
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To: Howlin
Posted by Howlin:
I will tell you this though: I'm more concerned than EVER about the Democrats. They are cornered and I swear they will do whatever it takes -- say whatever it takes -- to win.
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Howlin you are SO right! I think we will not see another election without serious democratic Fraud! Fraud will be the cornerstone to DNC victory in 2004.
>>>We have two years to head them off!
251 posted on 11/17/2002 11:53:49 AM PST by Cyclops08
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To: buffyt
Then here in Los Angeles, at the Davis/Simon debate at LA Times bldg. the Davis union thugs all came dressed alike

Let me guess: brown shirts?

252 posted on 11/17/2002 12:02:53 PM PST by Petronski
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To: Mudboy Slim
I say you give him the Flying Double-SuplexTreatment, my FRiend...MUD

Only if you're there to back me up.
;-)

253 posted on 11/17/2002 5:24:13 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Note to Albert Gore:

STAY out of Cheney's house!

I watched the Baba Wawa show, emesis basin at the ready, and noted with a fair degree of delight that Al and Tipsy bought a house in Tennessee (Not that Tennesseeans want them). They left DC for probably the first time in decades.

Note to Al and Tipsy:

Thanks for leaving DC. Now, stay out!

254 posted on 11/17/2002 5:29:34 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Jimmy Valentine; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Angelwood; kristinn; ironman; stand watie; viadexter; ..
I will remember those days for the rest of my life with the greatest affection.

That's where I met you guys for the first time (Thanksgiving weekend - both days)... and I share your sentiments.

You guys are the best!

255 posted on 11/17/2002 5:36:48 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: nutmeg
I hear that Hannity portion too. My husband and I were listening, and he said, "Hey! He's talking about us!" I said, "Yep, we are now a part of history."
256 posted on 11/17/2002 7:03:11 PM PST by Bigg Red
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To: nutmeg
Oops! hear = heard
257 posted on 11/17/2002 7:04:15 PM PST by Bigg Red
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To: Matchett-PI
HA! Excellent!
258 posted on 11/17/2002 9:11:23 PM PST by Bob J
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To: Bigg Red
Thanks, but credit for the idea should go to Ayn Rand. The main thing I took away from Atlas Shrugged was the realization that the left needs us in order to survive. Otherwise there's no one left to take money from or use as straw dogs in their class warfare rhetoric. How could Jesse Jackson continue financially without big mean corporations to shake down for $$$? How could Clinton have survived politically without stirring up fear about Gingrich and a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

The only problem for the lefties is that the whole dynamic relies upon passivity, confusion or ineptitude on the part of conservatives. If they push too hard, we wise up and get mad and they are in danger of losing the gravy train. It's like a parasite that kills its host. That thought has to be absolutely terrifying for people to whom self-reliance is a dirty word.

I think the protests outside the Vice Presidential Mansion provided just such a frightening vision to the liberals. It showed them that we let them get away with a lot during the Clinton years, but we were drawing a line in the sand on that election.
259 posted on 11/17/2002 11:01:26 PM PST by Media Insurgent
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To: tgslTakoma
!!!!!

those WERE good days!

free dixie,sw

260 posted on 11/18/2002 8:57:47 AM PST by stand watie
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To: tgslTakoma
"That's where I met you guys for the first time (Thanksgiving weekend - both days)... and I share your sentiments"

Actually, the election mess had one bright light ------ It was because of it, that we met YOU!

261 posted on 11/18/2002 11:48:15 AM PST by Exit148
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To: Media Insurgent
I think the protests outside the Vice Presidential Mansion provided just such a frightening vision to the liberals. It showed them that we let them get away with a lot during the Clinton years, but we were drawing a line in the sand on that election.


Yes, and that's why I felt compelled to be there.
262 posted on 11/18/2002 1:57:19 PM PST by Bigg Red
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