DC Trawler

Even liberals are giving up defending Al Gore

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Via Byron York, here’s Politics Daily’s Melinda Henneberger, who waits until the fourth paragraph of a “Who is Al Gore, really?” piece to tell us:

A journalistic colleague I had no reason to doubt told anyone who would listen that Vice President Al Gore had tried to stick his tongue down her throat out of nowhere at a New Year’s Eve party in the mid-’90s, when all she’d been expecting was a friendly peck.

If I had said that as a joke, I’d be a hatemongering wingnut. (If you don’t think that already.) She throws it out as an aside in the middle of what feels like a eulogy for “one of the most complicated people I’ve ever known.”

Wonder how many other “Well, now that ya mention it…” stories are out there?

P.S. A little bird tells me that not only is Portland the place where Gore’s alleged sexual assault took place, but as of 2007, it was the new home of Monica Lewinsky. Wonder if she still lives there? Wonder if she’s thinking about moving again? You go all the way across the country to get away from the spotlight…

Jim Treacher