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I'm including this page to tell a little bit about myself and why I made this webpage. The main reason is that I am getting pretty sick of politics in general, and establishment Democratic politics specifically. It's not that I have anything against Al Gore personally, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if someone reminded me that I may have actually supported him 10 or 12 years ago. But that was then and this is now.
In my opinion, the Democrats have been hopelessly tainted through their support of Clinton over the last few years. Unless Tipper can establish that her husband was temporarily insane when he said after the impeachment vote that Clinton was one of our greatest presidents, it is crystal clear to me that Al Gore is either: A) Delusional or B)Trapped.
Of course, the answer is most likely B. He is trapped by a Democratic establishment that virtually requires that he lie on a daily basis. Politics has become so far removed from anything approaching reality that if you were to analyze the original speeches that I edited on these pages, you'll quickly see that they don't really say anything. They are full of platitudes and boastfulness, pandering to the particular interest groups which make up each audience and lots of vague promises of better things to come.
You will notice that there are very few concrete proposals, very little acknowledgment that as Vice President, Al Gore has about as much real power as the Mayor of Minneapolis, if not less. Two times in the last 6 years Al Gore has broken a tie in the Senate, and I have a sneaking suspicion that this most recent "tie" was engineered for him. He has had virtually NOTHING to do with the successes of the Clinton administration, yet is hopelessly tarred by his prominent position as a figurehead in what Clinton promised would be "the most ethical administration in history."
To sum it up, he's a joke -- thus, these pages.
Anyway, all the images from these pages come directly from the actual Gore 2000 website, including the ubiquitous "man with a dog" that appears on nearly every one of my pages. I wonder if he is actually a supporter or just some guy who happened to be at one of the rallies? Wouldn't it be a hoot if he was a Bradley supporter?
The speeches have been loosely edited. I have taken some of the actual speeches from Gore's website and edited them for length and content. The Police one was originally about the environment. The Podium one was about education. The Merchandise speech was about the automobile industry and the Goremerica speech was about faith. Lastly the one about reinventing children was originally about reinventing government.
The merchandise comes from endorsed vendors which directly link from the Vice President's site. If you're interested in getting some, I've made it so if you click on the products, you are taken to their site. I don't have a financial interest in their stuff, and to be honest, I'm guessing that anyone who is spending the time checking out a satire on Gore probably isn't interested in actually buying a set of Gore 2000 cufflinks. But I've included the links so that those of you who are interested know where you can go. If you know what I mean.
Lastly, I'm including my e-mail address so you can tell me directly what you think about the site. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Jim Mason, or
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