10/23/2002 04:21:00 PM
by The MinuteMan
I Did Not Know This
barely knows it either.
"Albert Gore III, son of the former vice president, was recently ticketed for driving under the influence."
Well, it is one sentence in a story headlined as follows:
"Noelle Bush could be your child"
OK, I am puzzled. Back in 2000, young Albert was arrested for speeding, and that was widely, if belatedly, reported. This story, dated Oct. 6, 2002, says "DUI", and "recently". It seems to be a new, and almost totally unreported, story.
So, maybe Al Gore Jr. is no longer an interesting public figure. Really? Former Vice-President, former Presidential candidate, leading candidate for the nomination of the Democrats in 2004? I am pretty sure this is the same Al Gore III who was a stage prop in the intro to "Earth in the Balance", as well as at Big Al's Democrat Convention speech in 1992. And DUI, after an earlier speeding violation, is dangerous - folks can get hurt, or killed. We remember that the Bush girls made the cover of People for having drinks in a restaurant. Friends don't let friends drink and walk. Or something.
If anyone knows about this incident, or knows why the reporting has been non-existent, I expect there is a blogosphere (or at least, a right half) that would be curious to learn more. This story actually seems to be Drudge-worthy.
got me started on this, BTW, and she has a link to this fellow
. Third time lucky?
UPDATE: I get by with a little help from my friends. Here is a link to a message board with an AP story
. Here is the NRO back in 2000 (so, pre-Jenna) on Al Gore, family man
. Sort of an "All the Good News That's Fit to Print" situation.