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Al Gore experiences cold front (from Tipper)

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We’ve had some good times over the years with Al & Tipper Gore. There was the time she made the record industry put labels on everything because she didn’t like Twisted Sister. There was the time he was all like, “The oceans will boil if you don’t buy my carbon credits!” and she was all like, “Yay, money!” And of course, there was the time he ran for president and kissed her in front of everybody. George Bush might’ve stolen the election, but Al stole Tipper’s heart.

Could this storybook romance be over? That’s what Politico’s Mike Allen is saying:

Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday.

In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate.

“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.”

Has the President of the Environment found a new First Lady? Is Tipper running away with Blackie Lawless? I can’t wait to respect their privacy!

Jim Treacher