Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Al and Tipper Gore Separate After 40 Years of Marriage

Al and Tipper Gore are ending their marriage. They say they lead separate lives and the mutual decision was reached after long consideration. I wish them all the best. Forty years of marriage is still quite an accomplishment, especially so in this insane world. Still, you know their kids are heartbroken:

"This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration," the couple said in an e-mail obtained by Politico. "We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further."

The news is being greeted with shock in Washington, D.C. Few political couples seemed as close as the Gores back during his vice presidential years, 1993 to 2001.

This is a good time to listen to that old favorite, Vast Left's Wish You Were Gore. What a different country this would be if only . . .