Al Gore’s tragic humor
Al Gore, funny guy:
Do you know if President Bush has seen the movie yet?
Well, he claimed that would not see it. That’s why I wrote the book. He’s a reader.
And a personal anecdote:
In March of 2001, a few months after the gut-wrenching national tragedy known as the 2000 presidential election, Mr. Gore called into the Vote Solar launch party to wish us luck. We put him on speakerphone.
Mr. Gore: “I understand you recently had a vote on a solar bond initiative.”
Us: “Yes, Mr. Vice President.”
“Did you get the most votes?”
“Why yes, Mr. Vice President, 73% margin.”
Pause. “Well, did you win?”
It would have been funnier if it weren’t so damn sad …