Al and Tipper Gore announced today that they were separating after 40 years of marriage.

The announcement came in the form of an e-mail message. Friends described the decision as mutual.

“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought we have decided to separate,” the couple said. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together, following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”

The existence of the e-mail message was first reported by Politico. A spokeswoman for Mr. Gore, Kalee Kreider, confirmed its authenticity.

There is a global warming joke here someplace. Any ideas?

  1. boulez says:

    If they split what happens to their carbon footprint? Wouldn’t it double in size? Their divorce will help ruin the planet.

  2. Rich says:

    Sheesh, what happened to Tipper? Seems a few years ago she was semi-hot, but now it appears her eyes have dropped back into her head a little.

    I can’t use my real name, lest the Dems get mad at me, so I’ll use my pseudonym.

    John S Dvorak

  3. Buzz says:

    I all started when the first things he said in the morning were comments like “This coffee will never win a Nobel Prize,” and “Nice dress, but no Oscar.”


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