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 …