get your facts straight. If you want to be president of the United States,
you better start by being accurate.”
Tired of enduring Al Gore’s endless misrepresentation of the truth during the 2000 Democratic primary, in December, candidate Bill Bradley’s campaign issued a pamphlet dealing with Gore’s inability to tell the truth:
“The [Bradley] pamphlet, which addressed the issue of prescription drugs, accuses Gore of ‘uncontrollable lying,’ a disease described as ‘Gore-itis’. . . . The pamphlet, labeled a ‘prescription form,’ describes a mock disease requiring a treatment with truth serum. ‘Al Gore needs to tell the truth,’ it said.” (The Associated Press, 12/11/99)
"We smoked more
than once, more than a few times, we smoked a lot. We smoked in his car,
in his house, we smoked in his parents' house, in my house… we smoked
on weekends. We smoked a lot… [T]he perpetuation of… silence over time
has allowed us to go on jailing kids… who are much younger and less equipped
to deal with life than Al Gore was when we were using drugs together."
"Why should we
believe you will tell the truth as president if you don't tell the truth
as a candidate?"
*The following quotes were compiled by Carolyn Gargaro, co-founder of Rightgrrl.com. They are originally located at http://www.gargaro.com/algore.html. Be sure to also check out the Not Gore Quotes page.
$100,000 worth of new lab equipment means overcrowding
In the October 3,
2000 Presidential debate, Gore said he'd received a letter from the father
of a 15-year-old Sarasota High School student. "Her science class was
supposed to be for 24 students," Gore said the man told him. "She is the
36th student in that classroom," Gore related, and he said the father
sent him a picture of the girl in her class. "They can't squeeze another
desk in for her, so she has to stand during class," Gore told the
audience. Gore used the illustration to drive home the point that he wants
the federal government "to make improvement of our school the number one
Collecting cans for prescription drug benefits!
During the October
3, 2000 Presidential debate, Gore mentioned 79-year-old Winifred Skinner,
who has become the campaign's mascot for his Medicare prescription-drug
program. "In order to pay for her prescription drug benefits, she has
to go out seven days a week, several hours a day, picking up cans,"
Gore said. "She came all the way from Iowa in a Winnebago with her poodle
in order to attend here tonight."
I was there with James Lee Witt...oh, wait....
the Presidential debate on October 3, 2000, Governor George W. Bush
gave credit to the Federal Emergency Management Service (FEMA) for their
work in Texas during fires and floods in Parker County. Vice President
Al Gore said he had traveled to see the damage with FEMA director James
Lee Witt, "I was down there when the fires broke up." Carl Cameron,
of Fox News first reported that Gore had not, in fact, been to Texas
with Witt to look at the damage in Parker County. Gore WAS in Texas,
not not to help FEMA -- A Federal News Service schedule showed that
he was at a fundraiser. FEMA officials said Witt never went to Texas
to deal with the 1998 fires.
I was part of those discussions! Really!
a Sept. 22 press conference, Gore stated "I've been a part of the
discussions on the strategic reserve since the days when it was first
established." However, President Ford established the Strategic
Petroleum Reserves when he signed the Energy Policy and Conservation
Act (EPCA) on December 22, 1975 — two years before Al Gore became a
A dog's health care costs less than my mother-in-law's!
President Al Gore, reaching for a personal example to illustrate the
breathtaking costs of some prescription drugs, told seniors in Florida
last month that his mother-in-law pays nearly three times as much for
the same arthritis medicine used for his ailing dog, Shiloh. "That's
pretty bad when you have got to pretend to be a dog or a cat to get
a price break" he stated. Gore's mother-in-law does pay more for
her medication, but the generic brand of the drug, which 85% of Americans
now use as a cheaper alternative, costs half as much, or one and a half
times what it costs for the pooch - not three times. In addition, given
the complexities of the marketplace, and the steps people take to get
a better deal, it can work the other way around: Pets "pretending" to
be humans. The Gore campaign also admitted that it lifted those costs
not from his family's bills, but from a House Democratic study, and
that Gore misused even those numbers: They represent the manufacturer's
price to wholesalers, not the retail price of the brand-name product.
Dairy Farm Expert in a Day
Milwaukee, WI - "I'm very
familiar with the importance of dairy farming in Wisconsin. I've spent
the night on a dairy farm here in Wisconsin. If I'm entrusted with
the presidency, you'll have someone who is very familiar with what
the Wisconsin dairy industry is all about."
Let's play "Insult the Host"
Gore sometimes shows publicly
that he lacks Clinton's finesse. Take a reception in Los Angeles last
month. It was Gore's moment to shine before donors who ponied up $2.8
million. But he wound up egg-faced when he compared electing a
Republican as president to rejecting an Oscar-winning team in favor
of the producers of the Hollywood clunker ''Howard the Duck.'' One
of the evening's hosts, Jeffrey Katzenberg, was a driving force behind
''Howard the Duck.'' The crowd tittered.
Hey! It's Super Tuesday... oh wait...
(Source: Houston Chronicle 3/8/2000 by Houston Chronicle News Services)
The Republicans controlled the Senate in '93? Do the Democrats know this?
the Press 12/19/99
"During my service in the
United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet"
Gore said when asked to cite accomplishments that separate him from
another Democratic presidential hopeful, former Sen. Bill Bradley of
New Jersey, during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN on March 9,
A spotted Zebra.
does not change its spots." - Al Gore, attacking President George
Bush in 1992.
"We can build a collective
civic space large enough for all our separate identities, that we can
be e pluribus unum -- out of one, many."
Who ARE these people??
Watch the video of this!
"Speaking from my own religious
tradition in this Christmas season, 2,000 years ago a homeless woman
gave birth to a homeless child in a manger because the inn was full."
Al Gore, giving a speech
National Park's 125th Anniversary, Albright Visitors Center, Sunday,
August 17, 1997: "When we come here, we see the longpole
pine and the Douglas fir."
Maybe Michael Jordan hasn't
made an indelible impression on everyone outside Chicago. Speaking at
a D.C. function, Vice President Al Gore, wowed by the Bulls, said: "I
tell you that Michael Jackson is unbelievable, isn't he. He's just unbelievable."
In 1996, Al
Gore visited a school in a largely Hispanic portion of Albuquerque,
New Mexico. In an effort to fit in, he decided it would be appropriate
to say something in Spanish as he took the stage. He was supposed
to say "Muchas Gracias" (thank you very much). Instead, he walked
on stage saying "Machismo Gracias" - roughly translated to "manliness
thanks. There's a video clip of the press in Albuquerque giggling
about it and saying, "Oh well, he's trying."
In his first
appearance in a nationally televised candidates forum, Gore was asked
to name a past US president from whom he drew personal inspiration.
He replied that he especially admired another "dark horse" candidate,
and a product of his home state, the great "president James Knox".
The only problem is that the history books show that nobody named
Knox ever occupied the White House. He most likely meant James Knox
"I certainly learned a great
deal from 3,000 town hall meetings across my home state of Tennessee
over a 16-year period" in Congress, the vice president told NPR’s Bob
More on Gore's vast computer knowledge
and the Defense Department feels, that problem is not going to be
a problem. Of course, it can't be a problem. We won't allow it to
be a problem.... We're confident that it is going to be solved, but
we're going to be doubly, triply and quadrupally confident that it's
going to be solved before September of this year."
"I seek this office to restore
the rule of law and respect for common sense to the White House." ...
Finding himself talking to
the controversial rock star Courtney Love at a Hollywood party, Mr.
Gore attempted to charm her by telling her he was a fan. Rather than
just accepting the easy compliment, Love cross-examined him.
Back in 1994,
Al Gore called Oliver North "the colonel of untruth" and said Mr.
North was counting on political contributions from "the extra-chromosome
Pete Talek, a U.S. Steel employee
speaking with Al Gore: "I am a few credits shy of earning a master's
degree and could use federal funds to help defray tuition costs because
he also is putting a daughter through community college. "I worked with
a 14-inch pipe wrench for years and a coal shovel." Adding that he since
has added a computer keyboard to the list of tools he can now use.
Al Gore visited Minneapolis
Minnesota on October 12, 1998 and raised several hundred thousand
dollars for DFL gubernatorial nominee Hubert Humphrey III and two Democratic
congressmen. Too bad he forgot which state he was in. Gore misspoke
when he tried to summarize their commitment to education. "They will
be the education team that Missouri needs to move into the 21st
century," he said.
"My first pledge will be
to restore integrity to the White House. And I'll fire anyone who has
lied to the American people or the United States Congress."
In the spring 1998 - Gore called
The Washington Post's executive editor to tip him off on an ''error''
in the paper.
Gore loves tobacco.
most of my life, I raised tobacco. I want you to know that with my
own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred
it. I've hoed it. I've dug in it. I've sprayed it, I've chopped it,
I've shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and
Oh wait.. I didn't mean that...
you never fully face up to things that you ought to face up to."
-- Al Gore, discussing why he accepted checks from his family tobacco
farm and contributions from tobacco companies for years after the tragic
death of his sister that he spoke about so emotionally at the 1996 Democratic
A straight answer?
- the ideas she expressed about equality of results within legislative
bodies and with - by outcome, by decisions made by legislative bodies,
ideas related to proportional voting as a general remedy, not in particular
cases where the circumstances make that a feasible idea... "
Is it a train? An eagle?
In a letter,
an elderly couple, Mr. and Mrs. Delgadillo explained to Al Gore how
much they rely on the government-owned Amtrak trains to visit their
children and grandchildren in Chicago and on each coast. The couple
reminded the vice president that President Clinton relied on train
travel to reach the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. "The
train has been our main-stay," the couple states. "Yet your administration
is killing our Texas Eagle. This makes us sick."
The Texas Eagle is the Amtrak train that for years has operated between
Chicago, St. Louis, Little Rock, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio.
But facing a $243 million shortfall in 1997, Amtrak President Thomas
Downs recently targeted four Amtrak routes for elimination, including
the Texas Eagle service between St. Louis and San Antonio. "What can
you do to save our Eagle?" the couple pleaded to the vice president.
Bow and Missouri
surrendered on the 'bow' (he pronounced it like 'bow ' tie) of the
'aircraft carrier' (instead of the battleship) Missouri."
At the opening
of the new Gore 2000 HQ, Gore said something about a "rip-tootin'"
It was a Buddhist Temple?
Al Gore, when
asked about his illegal fundraising activities that took place in
a Buddhist temple: "I didn't realize I was in a Buddhist temple."
confers a stamp of legitimacy that reforms must have in order to be
effective. And so, among nations suffering economic crises, we continue
to hear calls for democracy, calls for reform in many languages - people's
power, doi moi, reformasi. We hear them today, right here, right now,
among the brave people of Malaysia."