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The New Model Gore

I have been trying not to watch Gore on "everything and always AlGore TV", but he is an ominpresent fact, like a head cold that will just not go away. And the timing of this latest Go AlGore campaign is timed so that those who enjoyed the GOP victory in the last election only had less than a week bathing in the warmth of victory. From now on it’s Gore and nothing but Gore. And this is a Gore (and his Tipper, attached lovingly to his hip) that is vivacious and funny and far left and has made his peace with reality (and he is being praised for this?). Michael Kelly reflects on all this in a lovely piece in today’s WaPo. As far as I can tell, he nails Gore’s essence, or, at least it’s latest manifestation. Note especially Kelly’s emphasis on Gore’s newly re-defined family values, and what this foreshadows. His first line is perfect: "A terrible banality is born. Again."

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