That was the first comment to this Hot Air story about the Portland DA not filing sexual assault charges against Al Gore after all, and damned if it isn’t letter-perfect. I see no reason why I should try to come up with something that would be, at best, marginally better than that. It’s like Paranormal Activity: when the test version that you put together for 15 grand causes your audience to react like it’s a 200 million dollar flick, you don’t waste time; you slap some credits on the front and the back and you call it a day.
PS: He doesn’t get his reputation back. Yes, it’s quite tragic. Moving along, Mass Effect 2: do I want this game? I’ve been resistant. More accurately, my wife has been resistant on my behalf.
This week was the calm before the storm: they’ve reopened the case, possibly because there may be DNA evidence on a pair of pants, and possibly because it looks bad when there’s even a suggestion that the rich and powerful can count on sexual assault allegations… going away. Meanwhile, via Instapundit, Politico is reporting that the story is going mainstream in the national media. Hillbuzz notes that, more importantly, it’s hitting entertainment sources like EW and People. Why is that more important? Let them explain:
Here’s something we keep telling just about every conservative we ever meet, but none of them seem to listen: the entertainment industry matters because more people read People, Entertainment Weekly, Perez Hilton, Deadline Hollywood Daily, Aint It Cool News, Dark Horizons, and other entertainment sites than read many of the political sites combined.
Continue reading Crazed Sex Poodle update.
[UPDATE]: I see I’m not the only one who picked this new nickname for Al.
And my, but how the media hungry have fallen. The newspaper calls this speech to a crowd of HR people a ‘rare public appearance’ for the C.S.P.:
Little has been seen of Gore in the past several weeks since confirmed reports of a split with his wife, Tipper, and after allegations surfaced that a 54-year-old masseuse in Oregon reported Gore made unwanted sexual advances toward her in 2006 and accused him of being “a crazed sex poodle.
“While 10News cameras were ushered out of the Convention Center by members of Gore’s camp prior to his speech…
Bolding mine (and as soon as I remember where I saw this first, I’ll H/T it). Used to be that the most dangerous place in the world to be was to be between the Cubslayer and a video camera. But one report of begging to have one’s second chakra released, and all of a sudden Al Gore’s imitating Howard Hughes… yeah, I know: “All of a sudden?” I mean to say, he’s more public about it now, if you’ll pardon the irony. Or is that sarcasm?