[Now imagine that any of these had been Dan Quayle or George W Bush. 
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The point here isn't to point out errors, everyone makes those
and when you are under a constant spot-light, it is easy to have
them blown out of proportion.  The point is the hypocrisy of the
press and in some of the instances to point out the 'fudging' that
former Vice President Gore engages in.]

Gore said Milwaukee's ethnic melting pot shows that America 'can be 
e pluribus unum -- out of one, many.'  
Al Gore
The Washington Post, 1/10/94. E Pluribus Unum is Latin for 'out of many, one.'


I tell you, that Michael Jackson is unbelievable, isn't he?  He's just 
unbelievable.  Three plays in 20 seconds.
Al Gore
June 15, 1998, after the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Championship with 
Michael Jordan having a great performance (Time and Wall Street Journal, 
June 18, 1998). 


As President-elect Clinton and Vice President-elect Al Gore were 
touring Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home on January 17, 1993, 
Gore pointed to a group of small busts on a wall and asked: 'Who 
are these people?' 'That's George Washington, on the extreme right,' 
said their tour guide,  Dan Jordan, executive director of Monticello.
The Associated Press, 1/17/93, New York Times, and CNN (1/19/93).  
The other busts were of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin 
Franklin, and Marquis de Lafayette. 

They will be the education team that Missouri needs.
Al Gore
October 12, 1998:  stumping for Minnesota gubernatorial 
nominee Hubert Humphrey III and two Minnesota Democratic 
congressmen while in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis 
Star Tribune, October 13, 1998


When we come here, we see the longpole pine and the Douglas fir.
Al Gore, giving a speech for Yellowstone National Park's 
125th Anniversary, Albright Visitors Center, Sunday, August 
17, 1997.  It's LODGEpole. There is no such thing as a LONGpole pine.


Machismo Gracias
In 1996, Al Gore visited a school in a largely Hispanic portion of 
Albuquerque, New Mexico. In an effort to fit in, he decided it 
would be appropriate to say something in Spanish as he took the 
stage. He was supposed to say 'Muchas Gracias' (thank you very 
much). Instead, he walked on stage saying 
'Machismo Gracias' - roughly translated to 'manliness thanks.'
 KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996
 
 I certainly learned a great deal from 3,000 town hall meetings across my home
state of Tennessee over a 16-year period [in Congress]
Al Gore
Interview with NPR's Bob Edwards. Look at the math. That's 187 
town hall meetings per year, or a meeting in Tennessee every 
other day for 16 years, including weekends, holidays, vacations, 
and time spent running for president in 1988 and for vice 
president in 1992.

The Japanese surrendered on the 'bow' [he pronounced it like 'bow' 
tie] of the 'aircraft carrier' [instead of the battleship] Missouri.
Al Gore
George Putnam on KIEV radio 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. in Glendale California 

I didn't realize I was in a Buddhist temple.
Al Gore
When asked about his illegal fundraising activities that took place 
in a Buddhist temple.  He could have added 'I know a lot of places 
where bald men run around in orange robes with incense burning that 
aren't Buddhist temples.'  A Senate committee investigating campaign 
finance voted to issue 43 new subpoenas, including 23 connected to 
a Democratic fund-raising event at the Hsi Lai Buddhist temple in 
California that was attended by Vice President Al Gore. 
Participants paid $2,500 each to attend, in apparent violation 
of the temple's tax-free status as a non-political religious 
group (5/23/1997)

[I] drank a lot of iced tea during meetings, which could have 
necessitated a restroom break.
Al Gore
On why he was not aware of various things, adding that 
he was 'sometimes inattentive' and 'missed parts of 
fund-raising meetings.'  1998 FBI interview,  New York Times, 3/11/00

We all know the leopard can't change his stripes. 
Al Gore
The Toronto Sun, 11/19/95
[Also reported as "A zebra does not change its spots." Attacking 
President George Bush in 1992.  The Toronto Sun, 11/19/95 and the book 
'The 700 Stupidest Things Ever Said' by Ross and Kathryn Petras, 
published March 1993.]

Vice President Al Gore's attempt to speak nerd-talk to computer 
programmers has developed into a high-tech faux pas. A message 
hidden in the programming code for Gore's presidential campaign 
Web site touts his support for sharing software codes. But the 
high tech aficionados who went looking behind the scenes found 
the entire site is built using products from Microsoft Corp. - 
a company that refuses to
share its programming code. 'It's like he's saying he's all for 
buying American cars and then driving around in a Honda,' said 
Jim Jagielski, a core developer of the Apache software that 
powers most Internet Web sites.
Al Gore
San Francisco Co.,  AP,4-9-99

Not long ago, Gore called The Washington Post's executive editor to 
tip him off on an 'error' in the paper. 'I decided I just had to 
call because you've printed a picture of the Earth upside down' 
on the front page of the paper,' Gore said. 
There is no 'up' in space; only on maps that orient the Earth's 
surface north and south. (Florida-Times Union, 4/3/98) 

Last September, Gore hiked reporters up to a glacier in Montana to 
point out that it was melting. Imagine: ice melting in the summertime.
Although this photo op was supposed to demonstrate 'global warming,' summer 
daytime temperatures in western Montana haven't risen in 100 years.
Florida-Times Union, 4/3/98

And speaking from my own religious tradition in this Christmas 
season, 2,000 years ago a homeless woman gave birth to a homeless 
child in a manger because the inn was full, and that child of course 
was the prophet of hope and promise who later taught His followers, 
among whom I count myself, that whatsoever thou doest to the least 
of these doest unto me. 
Press Conference at HUD, 12/22/97.  According to Luke 2:1-17, Mary 
and Joseph were traveling to register with the Romans in 
Bethlehem; they were not homeless. 

We can build a collective civic space large enough for all 
our separate identities, that we can be e pluribus 
unum- out of one, many.
Al Gore
Quoted in Investors Business Daily,10/25/1996.  E Pluribus 
Unum is the motto on the Great Seal of the United States of 
America, and is Latin for 'out of many, one,' not 'out of one, many.'

I will say that I think that the ethical standards established 
in this White House have been the highest in history.
Al Gore
Quoted on Meet the Press 10/13/97 and from Newsweek, Feb 7, 2000

'When I was a child, my family was attacked by an invisible force 
that was then considered harmless. My sister Nancy was older than 
me. There were only the two of us. And I loved her more than life 
itself. She started smoking when she was 13 years old. The 
connection between smoking and lung cancer had not yet been 
established. But years later, the cigarettes had taken their toll. 
It hurt very badly to watch her savaged by that terrible disease. 
Her husband Frank and all of us who loved her so much tried to get 
her to stop smoking. Tomorrow morning, another 13-year-old girl 
will start smoking. I love her too. 3,000 young people in America 
will start smoking tomorrow. 1,000 of them will die a death not 
unlike my sister's. And that is why until I draw my last breath, 
I will poor pour my heart and soul into the cause of protecting 
our children from the dangers of smoking.' at the DNC.
Yet, Four Years After His Sister's Death From Cancer:
'Throughout most of my life, I raised tobacco, I want you to know 
that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant 
beds and transferred it. I've hoed it, I've dug in it, I've 
sprayed it, I've chopped it, I've shredded it, spiked it, put 
it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.'
Al Gore, The Democrat  National Convention, 8/28/96 and 
[the New York] Newsday, 2/26/88

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In his first appearance in a nationally televised candidates forum, 
Gore was asked to name a past US president from whom he drew personal 
inspiration. He replied that he especially admired another 'dark horse' 
candidate, and a product of his home state, the great 'president James 
Knox'. The only problem is that the history books show that nobody 
named Knox ever occupied the White House. He most likely meant 
James Knox Polk.
Al Gore
The British Sunday Times; Michael Medved of KVI radio. 
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And he [Oliver North] is banking on the fact that he can raise 
enough money from the extreme right wing, the extra chromosome right 
wing,  to come in and buy enough advertising to just overwhelm 
the truth with blatant falsehoods.
Al Gore, White House Special Briefing, 10/28/94; Washington 
Times, September 4, 1997.  Vice President Al Gore sent out a 
letter apologizing for his embarrassing 'extra chromosome' 
jibe at Oliver North supporters, saying he had 'learned an 
important lession [sic].' (National Review, December 31, 1994.) 

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MR. RUSSERT: Senator, what did you think of the 1996 Clinton-Gore 
campaign's approach to fund-raising?
MR. BRADLEY: I thought that a lot of people in politics were 
embarrassed by it, quite frankly. I think Republicans and 
Democrats were disgraceful in that fund-raising program in 
1996. Now, I think Al had the right point. ... And what I 
learned is that you've had seven years to actually do something 
on campaign-finance reform, and nothing has happened. I 
remember visiting the White House in 1993, Democratic Congress, 
both Senate and House, and urging the president to act on 
campaign-finance reform. Now, I don't know if you were in 
the loop or not, but the fact of the matter is that no action 
took place. And when we say what we...
VICE PRES. GORE: Because all the Republicans voted against it.
MR. BRADLEY: ...what we need to do...
VICE PRES. GORE: And they controlled the Senate.
MR. BRADLEY: ...what we - where was the effort made, Al, in 1993?
VICE PRES. GORE: We got every single Democratic senator to vote for it.
Al Gore
Stating that the Republicans control the Senate in 1993, which is 
obviously untrue.  From Meet the Press 12/19/99
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Several Tennesseans tried to cast votes in the presidential 
primary, thinking that their state was part of Super Tuesday. 
They weren't alone. Vice President Al Gore seemed to think so, 
too. Knox County registrar Pat Crippens said, 'I just got off 
the phone with a gentleman. I had to explain we're not Super 
Tuesday, we're just next Tuesday.' His office got about 30 
calls from confused voters. 

In 1988, Tennessee and 12 other Southern states decided to 
hold their presidential primaries on the second Tuesday of 
March, dubbing it 'Super Tuesday' in hopes of gaining 
national political clout. Several Northern states also 
held their primaries that day.  More than a dozen states 
have since moved their primaries to the first Tuesday of 
the month, creating a new 'Super Tuesday.' Tennessee - 
the vice president's home state - is among six that have 
stuck with March 14. As reporters and photographers 
watched from the lobby of his Nashville headquarters on 
Tuesday, Gore called a 'Miss Ferris' and told her, 
'Today is the presidential primary in Tennessee.' His 
expression changed as he listened to her. 'Well, you know, 
that is right. You are absolutely right,' he said before 
hanging up and quickly dialing the next number on his 
voter call list.
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Around midnight, after a three-city tour of Texas last month, 
the Vice President came wandering back to the press compartment 
of Air Force Two. Sliding in behind a table with the two reporters 
covering him that day, he picked slices of fruit from their plates 
and spent two hours swapping opinions about movies and telling 
stories about old chums like Erich Segal, who, Gore said, used Al 
and Tipper as models for the uptight preppy and his free-spirited 
girlfriend in Love Story; and Gore's Harvard roommate Tommy Lee Jones, 
who played the roommate of the Gore-like character in the movie
version of Segal's book.  'Vice President Al Gore acknowledged 
Sunday a 'miscommunication' on 
his part in leading reporters to believe he and his wife were the 
model for the 1970s romance novel 'Love Story.' 'The author, Erich 
Segal, told The New York Times he was 'befuddled' by the comments 
in the first place. He said he called Gore, and the vice president 
said it was a misunderstanding.'
Al Gore
Time, 12/15/97 and The Des Moines Register,  12/15/97

A campaign finance bill sponsored by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and 
Russell Feingold (D-WI) was proposed and rejected by the Senate due 
to questions about its constitutionality and one-sidedness. Al 
Gore backed the bill strongly, and even claimed 'Unlike Senator 
[Bill] Bradley, I was a co-sponsor of it' in the November 24, 
1999 New York Times. But as noted by Bill Bradley's campaign, 
'Gore not only did not, but could not have co-sponsored 
McCain-Feingold. Russ Feingold was not elected until 1992. 
Al Gore quite the Senate in 1992 to become Vice President. 
Feingold and Gore never served together.' 
Al Gore
Bradley Press Release, December 7, 1999. It was thus impossible 
for Gore to have co-sponsored this bill. 

'We do have inveterate antipathy for communism -- or paranoia as I 
like to put it,' young Gore wrote to his father. He went on to consider the 
policy implications of this American Cold War obsession. 'My own belief is 
that this form of psychological ailment -- in this case a national -- leads 
the victim to actually create the thing which is feared the most. It 
strikes me that this is precisely what the U.S. has been doing. 
Creating -- and if not creating, energetically supporting -- fascist, 
totalitarian regimes in the name of fighting totalitarianism. Greece, 
South Vietnam, a good deal of Latin America. For me, the best example 
of all is the U.S. Army.'
Al Gore
The New Yorker, 11/28/94

'I found a little place in upstate New York called Love Canal. I had 
the first hearing on that issue and Toone, Tennessee. But that was 
the one that started it all.' He did sponsor hearings on October 
1978 - but that was two months after President Carter had already 
declared Love Canal a disaster area, and the federal government 
had offered to buy the homes.
Al Gore
December 10, 1999 issue of the New York Times

It appears that Vice President Al Gore got his tracks crossed in 
responding to Texas residents who want to save the Texas Eagle passenger rail line. A couple wrote to the vice president, pleading for help in preserving the Amtrak passenger service train connecting Dallas-Ft. Worth and San Antonio. Mr. Gore assured them that he was on their side. But it was a different endangered eagle he had in mind. 
'Thank you for your letter regarding the protecting of theTexas eagle.  I share your view that the urgent problem of species protection and the conservation of biological diversity should be addressed. The first step in saving any plant or animal from extinction is to become aware of and respect the fragile ecosystems that make up our environmentÉ Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I look forward to working with you for the future of our planet.' 
Al Gore
The Dallas Morning News, 3/16/97, Gore letter responding to Mr. And Mrs. Delgadillo. Also, Fox News Sunday on December 3, 1996; National Review; and 12/6/96 Washington Times 'Inside the Beltway' by John McCaslin

In an attempt to improve his technological image, Vice-President Al 
Gore unveiled the world's fastest computer at a White House event on 
10/28/98. However, during a campaign trip to a Pittsburgh valve factory, 
the Vice-President 'smiled and admitted that he has trouble turning on 
a computer-let alone using one.' 
Al Gore
'Gore Touts Job-Training Programs at Pittsburgh Factory,' Associated 
Press, September 4, 1998

As some of you may recall, Vice President Gore took some flak 
earlier this year when he visited Maine to inspect damage caused by the ice storm. While visiting the Auburn area, Gore picked up a fallen power line - which is exactly what officials at Central Maine Power had urged people not to do. The following day, Gore was featured in newspaper photographs holding the wire.
Al Gore
Portland Press Herald 7/19/98

Finding himself talking to the controversial rock star Courtney Love,
 widow of Kurt Cobain, at a Hollywood party, Mr Gore attempted to 
 charm her by telling her he was a fan. Rather than just accepting the 
 easy compliment, she cross-examined him. 'He goes, 'I'm a really big 
 fan',' said Love. 'And I was like, 'Yeah, right. Name a song, Al'.' 
 The answer came limply back: 'I can't name a song, I'm just a really 
 big fan.' 
'Mr Gore and his wife, Tipper, were the driving forces behind the US 
campaign to make record companies put stickers on records that contained 
lyrics with sexually explicit content. Love's band, Hole, specializes in 
drug-addled musings on promiscuity and despair.' 
Al Gore
The [London] Times, 10/1/98, Courtney Love recounted this event on 
the May 20, 1999 Late Show with David Letterman.  Mr. Gore and his 
wife, Tipper, were the driving forces behind the campaign to make 
record companies put stickers on records that contained lyrics with 
sexually explicit content. 


During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in 
creating the Internet.
Al Gore
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, CNN, March 9, 1999 when asked to cite 
accomplishments that separate him from another Democratic presidential 
hopeful, former Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey.  One can't take the 
'initiative' to 'create' something which is already created. The node 
on the Internet was active in September 1969.  The Internet was then 
known as the ARPANET. Al Gore started serving in the U.S. House of 
Representatives in 1976.  

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Al Gore's sister died of lung cancer in 1984 and he spoke of it at the 1996 Convention.  Of course, when it suited him he had a different tune:

The New York Times, July 3 that in 1988: 
Al Gore told an audience of tobacco farmers: 'Throughout most of my life, I raised tobacco. I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I've hoed it. I've dug in it. I've sprayed it, I've chopped it, I've shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.'

Al Gore, August 28, 1996, Democratic National Convention:

    When I was a child, my family was attacked by an invisible force
    that was then considered harmless. My sister Nancy was older
    than me. There were only the two of us and I loved her more than
    life itself. 

    She started smoking when she was 13 years old. 

    The connection between smoking and lung cancer had not yet
    been established, but years later, the cigarettes had taken their
    toll. It hurt very badly to watch her savaged by that terrible
    disease. 

    Her husband, Frank, and all of us who loved her so much tried
    to get her to stop smoking. Of course, she should have. But she
    couldn't. 

    When she was 45, she had a lung removed. A year later, the
    disease had come back, and she returned to the hospital. We all
    took turns staying with her. 

    One day, I was called to come quickly because things had taken a
    turn for the worse. By then, her pain was nearly unbearable, and
    as a result, they used very powerful painkillers. Eventually, it got
    so bad they had to use such heavy doses that she could barely
    retain consciousness. 

  ...

    Three thousand young people in America will start smoking
    tomorrow. One thousand of them will die a death not unlike my
    sister's. And that is why until I draw my last breath, I will pour
    my heart and soul into the cause of protecting our children from
    the dangers of smoking. 

...

    It took courage for Bill Clinton to take on the tobacco companies. I 
    promise you it is no accident that no president has ever been 
    willing to do it before. 

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While a journalist in Tennessee, Gore said that his reporting 'put people in prison.'
Al Gore
An examination of the record shows this did not occur and he admitted that he lied
about this.
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Gore: 'I've accepted for two or three months now your invitation to debate on this program [Meet the Press with Tim Russert].  Have you gotten a yes from Governor Bush yet?'
Russert: 'His campaign says he will debate you, and the request is under consideration.'
Gore: 'Well, how are you going to persuade him to say yes, Tim?'
Russert:'Well, maybe you're helping today.'
Gore: 'Well, do you think so?  But what kind of approach - can you get [GE CEO Jack Welch, NBC's owner] involved?'
July 16, 2000, NBC transcripts and Wall Street Journal, September 8, 2000.  When Governor Bush accepted this invitation in early September, the press tarred him with 'ducking' the debates because he agreed to be on Meet The Press, conveniently ignoring this exchange.  Even ignoring that  Gore said he would debate 'any time, any where.'  
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Gore described himself as a boots-and-overalls hog farmer who, as a youth, 
was taught by his father how to muck out stalls, clear land with an ax, 
and 'plow a steep hillside with a team of mules.'  Albert Gore actually 
grew up in the District of Columbia, the pampered, private-school-educated 
son of a veteran United States senator.
the New York Post editorial, reported Wired Mar. 23, 1999

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I've had some experience in farming myself. I was raised a good 
part of my life on a farm. I've cleaned out hog lots. I've planted. I've 
harvested. I've taken up hay all day in the sun, and then after a short
dinner break help neighbors take it up by moonlight before the rain came. I've helped deliver calves with my bare hands. Agritalk with Ken Root, 3/20/99

Bob Carter, 72, can buy the hay harvest, but delivering calves with 
bare hands he isn't so sure about. Mr. Carter says he grew up on a dairy farm in Montgomery County [Md.], back before subdivisions even appeared in the blueprints. While his milking days are over, his heart is still with the cows. And calves. 'This proves again that Mr. Gore probably doesn't know anything about it,' says the former dairy farmer. 'Because one thing you do when a cow is having a calf is you don't touch anything, you just let them handle things in a natural way like a cow can do.'  
John McCaslin, The Washington Times, 3/24/99

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On June 26, 1984, Representative Al Gore cast an extremely pro-life vote. While debating the Civil Rights Act of 1984, Representative Siljander proposed the following amendment.  'For the purposes of this act, the term 'person' shall include unborn children from the moment of conception.'  After debate, Mr. Siljander demanded a recorded vote. The amendment was defeated 219 to 186. Among the recorded votes for the amendment was that of Al Gore. This amendment was in direct opposition to Roe v. Wade, not just one against federal funding for abortions. In addition, he denied even casting that vote on Meet the Press on Feb. 21, 1988, and a Gore advisor stated to U.S. News and World Report on March 7, 1998, that: 'Since there's a record of that vote, we only have one choice. In effect, what we have to do is deny, deny, deny.'
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I'm very familiar with the importance of dairy farming in Wisconsin.  I've spent the night on a dairy farm here in Wisconsin. If I'm entrusted with the presidency, you'll have someone who is very familiar with what the Wisconsin dairy industry is all about.
Al Gore
In Milwaukee, WI, Quoted in the Sunday, June 18, Atlanta Journal Constitution and The Washington Post, June 14, 2000.  And since I've spent the night in a hospital...
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As a junior member in the US House, he was a major force: He wrote and then spearheaded passage of the Superfund law. He even authored the US nuclear negotiating position. And at a time when President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev faced off on the superpower stage, Gore had his own meeting with Gorbachev. And, of course, he created the Internet. At various times in his political career, Gore, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has said all those things about himself and his family. None are quite true. Some are exaggerations grown up around kernels of biographical fact. Others are simply false. A few, like the boastful claim about the Internet, have become comic fodder, even for Gore.
Boston Globe 4/11/2000

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