So we are prepared to sacrifice our economy on the basis of the efforts of this man to be famous?
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"I took the initiative of creating the internet."
Howard Glicken, a long-time fundraiser for Al Gore, is awaiting sentencing on his negotiated plea bargain for illegal fund raising. He raised $2 million for Clinton-Gore and the DNC in 1996, and owns 2 Jaguars with the vanity plates "Gore1" and "Gore2."
Haney was a generous donor. He was indicted in November 1998 for 42 counts of illegal campaign contributions to the Clinton-Gore campaign between 1992 and late 1995.
Gore claimed to have uncovered the most famous toxic waste site in the country. As a young congressman in the late 1970s, he said, "I found a little place in upstate New York called Love Canal."
And even more here:
"I helped to negotiate an agreement with the Internet service providers to put a parent protection page up and give parents the ability to click on all of the web sites that their children have visited lately. That’ll put a lot of bargaining leverage in the hands of parents."
**** "There was no Gore involvement. They hijacked this issue. He makes it sound like he led the project. I can’t imagine what he will invent tomorrow."
"I was the author of that proposal. I wrote that....That is something for which I have been the principal proponent for a long time." Al Gore in a Time Interview, on the EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (EITC).
**** the EITC became law in 1975, a year BEFORE Gore was elected to Congress.
When Gore ran for the Senate in 1984, one TV ad proclaimed, "He wrote the bipartisan plan on arms control that US negotiators will take to the Russians."
**** "That is a vast overstatement. He had nothing to do with what we proposed to the Soviets," Kenneth Adelman, who was the director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, said in an interview. Adelman's view is supported by the two biographies, and by contemporaneous news accounts.
Several times during the debate (1999 in NH with Bradley), Gore insisted that he has always supported both a woman's right to choose an abortion and Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that ensured that right.
**** "It is my deep personal conviction that abortion is wrong. I hope that some day we will see the current outrageously large number of abortions drop sharply. Let me assure you that I share your belief that innocent human life must be protected.
Gore called Homosexuality "abnormal" and "wrong" and in the October 28, 1984, Tennessean he was quoted "I do not believe it is simply an acceptable alternative that society should affirm...."
**** Homesexuals (and Hollywood) either do not know this, or choose to ignore it.
"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. Erich Segal, Gore said, used Al and Tipper as models for the uptight preppy and his free-spirited girlfriend in Love Story in the movie version of Segal's book."
**** "The author, Erich Segal, told The New York Times he was 'befuddled' by the comments in the first place. Gore said that he was misunderstood."
"And I was shot at.... I spent most of my time in the field. I carried an M-16... I pulled my turn on the perimeter at night and walked through the elephant grass, and I was fired upon."
**** Gore Had Bodyguards Assigned to Keep Him Out of Harm’s Way in Vietnam. "In Vietnam, Alan Leo, a photographer in the press brigade office where Gore worked as a reporter, said he was summoned by Brig. Gen. K.B. Cooper asked Leo, the most experienced member of the press unit, to make sure that nothing happened to Gore. ‘He requested that "Gore not get into situations that were dangerous,’" said Leo, who did what he could to carry out Cooper’s directive. He described his half-dozen or so trips into the field with Gore as situations where ‘I could have worn a tuxedo.’"
While in the Army, Al Gore wrote his parents that the U.S. Army was a "Fascist organization."
**** Gore got out of Vietnam after 4 1/2 months of a twelve month tour of duty and out of the Army early on the excuse he was going to go to Divinity School. In a couple months he flunked out but did not return to fulfill his Army obligations.
Campaigning in Iowa, Gore overstated his farming background. He claimed that he slopped hogs, drove mules, built homes and cleared land by hand with a double bladed ax. "I learned how to plow a steep hillside with mules, hose out the hog waste and take up hay all day long in the hot sun."
**** Of course this was in Washington, DC, where he lived almost his entire life.
Gore also claimed to have attended school in rural Tennessee as well in urban Washington, DC. In fact, he attended a private school St. Albins.
He has claimed to have been a "great student" but in fact, was a poor 25th out of 51 in high school receiving predominately C's. He had average SAT scores.
The political champion of the natural world received a D in Natural Sciences 6 (Man's Place in Nature) and then got a C-plus in Natural Sciences in his senior year at Harvard.
Al Gore actually flunked out of grad school at Vanderbilt University's College of Divinity. Gore biographer Bill Turque revealed: "Of the eight classes [Gore] took over three semesters, according to his Vanderbilt transcript, five ended in F's or incompletes that lapsed into F's." Shortly thereafter, Gore bailed out of divinity school and enrolled in Vanderbilt's College of Law, where he also dropped out after earning only mediocre grades.