June 1, 2010, - 3:05 pm

Remember This Pic? They Should’ve “Gotten a Room”

By Debbie Schlussel

I’m not gloating about Al Gore splitting from wife Tipper Gore (or maybe it’s the other way around).  Forty years of marriage is a long time, so they did stay together a while (though if you’re together that long, why split up now?).  And what they do is their business. Or, rather, could have stayed “their business.”


What Happens When You Don’t Get a Room

But they had to force it upon all of us . . . along with the green, “energy-efficient” lifestyle they didn’t practice but hypocritically preached that we should (as well as Tipper’s total 180 on rap lyrics once weird Al was running for Prez).Remember this photo, above, when Al Gore had to show the American people on the stage of the Democratic convention how much he loved his wife? I was thinking, “Uh, get a room.” Reality shows are not for Presidential contenders.

Whenever gay activists ask me why I have no problem with public displays of affection from heterosexual couples, but object to it with gays, I tell them they don’t know what they’re talking about.  PDA is gross and annoying, regardless of the gender of who is doing it with whom.

If you have to show it to the world, it tells me it’s not for real.  And a decade later, it apparently isn’t . . . at least not anymore.

Yup, they shoulda got a room.

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45 Responses

Someone needs to enlighten me.

Why is this anyone’s business?

I_AM_ME on June 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm


    Al and Tipper MADE this everyone’s business when they issued a PRESS RELEASE about it. Plus the fact when he was running for office thy made such a BIG DEAL about their supposedly PERFECT marriage and long standing love affair. All a fraud, like everything else about Al Gore. I wish he’d just go away and be a private citizen – VERY PRIVATE!!!

    DG in GA on June 1, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      Well, he IS a public figure even if we can’t stand him, so it would seem odd after 40 years for him to start showing up with someone else, former governor or starlet. A simple statement is not unreasonable.

      mk750 on June 2, 2010 at 3:09 am

I predict that within the next two years we will all be hearing how after 40 years of marriage, Al ‘discovered’ his true self/sexuality, whatever that means.

(“self/sexuality” made me chuckle, I should grow up.)

Well anyway, I look forward to the inevitable release of his new age Country music album, and the eventual proclamation of his nuptials to the former Governor of New Jersey.

Bob S. on June 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

If only Al Gore won in 2000, how different America and the World would be today.

Norman Blitzer on June 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Now that he is rich beyond imagination from his Global Warming Hoax, he dumps his wife. Wanna bet there is some 20 something behind the scenes?
Al Gore is a pile of horse manure IMHO

ScottyDog on June 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Blitz – how different would it be in your opinion? Would it be for the better or for the worse?

I think things have turned out better without Gore. We would all be driving around in little squirrel powered cars because of his outright lies concerning man made global warming. And then there’s the war on terror. Even though I disagreed a lot with W., at least he attempted to take on the muzzie terrorists. But W., just like his dad, just couldn’t go through with what really needed to occur – the total destruction of our enemies. Gore would have waited for another terrorist attack, and in the meantime he would have told the American people BOHICA.

Jarhead on June 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I think most of us agree that the GW Bush years were a disaster. I have no doubt in mind that Gore would’ve been a better president. Certainly the US would not have been bogged down in Iraq. That money could’ve gone a long way in the USA.

    Norman Blitzer on June 1, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      The best thing about Gare as president is he would have been too busy to write his ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ BS. Maybe we wouldn’t have all those loons like Pelosi and Reid running Congress either. Really does make you wonder how he would have reacted after 9-11 though.

      theShadow on June 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm

      You’re talking about the Bush administration as if he made all the decision by himself. First, let me remind you that many democrats voted FOR the war on Iraq. Short memory, right? Oh, yes, there was no weapons of mass destructions found there, and Bush knew it, he was just looking for a reason to spend America’s money on yet another war, right? It’s very easy to blame the Republicans, but who are you blaming now, let’s say for the oil spill, THE BIGGEST IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA? And by the way, where is your wonderful Al screaming about pollution, after all he’s the biggest advocate for envirnment, oh, wait, he’s not making money from it, so he’s not saying anything, or maybe he’s busy with his divorce. Any how, it’s been over fourthy days since the oil spill, and not a word from him. So, yes, you’re right, he would be much better as president that George W. Bush.

      Tal on June 2, 2010 at 8:48 am

Well, at least they won’t have to worry about splitting THE house, as there are multiple, oversized homes to divide between them.

I confess that I still have a copy of his “Earth In The Balance”, which he signed at the DC JCC shortly before being chosen as Clinton’s running mate. But I’ve belatedly come to recognize that he’s a fool and a hypocrite. And I do remember that scene from the convention thinking, “What kind of kiss is THAT?” Perhaps he was just following the advice to show himself as something other than a stiff. (A comic once suggested his Secret Service codename was… “Al Gore”.)

Raymond in DC on June 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Tipper does look like she is pushing him away in that photo. I met him once and thought he was gay (also thought he was stoned). Maybe she finally found the photos.

Bob on June 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Bob, I don’t think she’s pushing him away, BUT she’s definitely not comfortable. Thanks for getting me to look at it from her point of view. This kiss is so phony that’s it’s obvious even to libs.

    David O. on June 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm

One thing that I liked about living in Korea was that public displays of affection in Asia are considered tacky and low-class and are frowned upon.

That kiss was staged, but it worked. You had all these dumb women, the type that watch Oprah, that voted for Al Gore, just because of that kiss and for no other reason, which almost gave him the election.

JM on June 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Yup. If you have to make out with your sweetheart in front of the world, you’re really telling every one there’s nothing there. Just like with those public marriage proposals Debbie has written about on this site in which the dumb idiot guy gets rejected by the girl in front of the entire world. Here’s a hint: if you’re really in love, get a room. And keep it between the two of you. Its no one else’s business.

NormanF on June 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm

That kiss looks as disgusting as the one Michael Jackson planted on Lisa Maire that time on MTV, just to prove to the world that he was straight.
Quite frankly who would want to be married to that piece of sh*t dough boy fat bastard anyway?

perception of truth on June 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Do you remember when these two assholes (Al and Tipper) tried to get a lot of great music censored in the 80’s, like music from Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, W.A.S.P., Van Halen,…? Fortunately, only warning labels came out of this. Just think of all the great music we would have missed out on if these two jerks had their way. I wish they would stay together and make each others life a living hell for as long as they live. F#ck you Gore, I still hate your stupid ass.

Jarhead on June 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Jarhead, that whole music censorship deal is what made me hate those two idiots in the first place. Even John Denver, of all people, was speaking out against it! Only thing the warning labels seem to do is force bands to write suggestive or lewd lyrics to avoid a G rating. I thought Tipper was a bit whacked, but ‘There is NO Santa Claus’ hits it on the head: Al Gore has gone over the edge of sanity, no doubt.

    theShadow on June 1, 2010 at 10:45 pm

drive green “Pelosi 2000s” to green-energy Obama jobs while listening to censored rock lyrics on dissent-free radio to pay hefty wealth-redistributing taxes to empower muslim entrepreneurs to enforce sharia law… ah, the Gorian dream.

DS_ROCKS! on June 1, 2010 at 6:15 pm

My comments are stated at the following link:


In short, I think Al Gore went insane after the 2000 election. I saw it back then. The separation story doesn’t entirely surprise me.

There is NO Santa Claus on June 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Al did the kissing scene to get more women’s votes. I will never forget listening to Rush shortly after that convention incident. He devoted an hour or two to only accepting calls from women who were impressed by his kissing scene.

One after another they were telling Rush how the kiss made Gore seem more “authentic” and more “real”. It undoubtedly got him lots of women’s votes.

I always kind of liked Tipper before she went 180 on the music.

Little Al on June 1, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Interesting the breakup occurs mere weeks after they purchased a HUGE home in California. Maybe this gaudy new home was one of Tipper’s conditions.

LRL: Sadly, Newsbusters is not a reliable source. They posted the lies and denials of Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concert scammers and the Freedom Alliance con men and continued to fabricate on the facts I reported. Also, Newsbusters removed links I and others posted on their site about Bob Novak’s support for HAMAS and other Islamic terrorists, hatred of Israel, and 9/11 Trutherism. The author of the piece you linked, Noel Sheppard, is a complete nut who stalked me via e-mail, then used the Newsbusters site to lie and defame me. Please do not post NB links again, as they will be removed as if they were Daily Kos or Media Matters links. Same difference. DS

LRL on June 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Is there any difference between Al Gore and John Edwards?

Both are total fakes–have made their bones on bogus issues–Gore on global warming–Edwards on “corporate greed”, both live total hypocrital lives, have been exposed as the frauds they always were. Both of their marriages are frauds. Yes, both are democrats.

I’m rooting for JAKE BYRD to stalk each of these 2 at every turn from now on! That would be real life poetic justice.

BB on June 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

If Al was off his meds and able to act/talk like a normal Human, there would be a chance he could have saved his soul. Instead his power grab madness forced his delusion onto the world stage. Tipper saw the mask undone when the house buying/lear jet/limousine lifestyle contradicted everything he lectured against. Now all of us must suffer this madness and tipper lives la vida loco without a psycho pushing himself onto her.

Lars on June 1, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Blitzer you are wrong as we would have had to listen to one of Gore’s supporters, namely the “Reverend” Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church!

Bob Porrazzo on June 1, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I always thought that kiss ploy was so phony it was embarrassing. Tipper was obviously trying to push him away, and she appeared extremely uncomfortable. They wouldn’t be the first political couple to stay together for the kids and the career, but now that he’s making bazillions selling phony carbon credits and all full of himself being the God of Green, it’s probably time to trade in Tipper for a much younger model. I thought the denial that this has anything to do with an affair is pretty revealing. After all, Democrats ALWAYS come out denying the very thing they’re doing! We’ll probably start seeing old Al stepping out with a much younger model in the very near future.

Hope Tipper gets a couple of the houses and lots of the green, if you know what I mean!

DG in GA on June 1, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I mean not that this is any of my business really, but since the media is hell bent on making it our business I guess I will add my two sense. Why the hell bother after 40 years? I mean seriously.. He has made enough money on his fantasy, so why not have him shell out a few billion and she can have whatever properties she choose to live in throughout the world? They can live by themselves.

sharon on June 1, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Debbie, I remember the kiss. It was the visual equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard with an added component of fakery. It probably lost more male voters than he gained fat women voters.

A1 on June 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm


Are you implying that Al has been studying climaxtology with An Inconvenient Youth?

I thought so.

Norma Rockwell on June 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I guess there is a sequel to Love Story coming.

Don on June 2, 2010 at 12:17 am

It looks like he is trying to suck the life out of her…

alwaysright on June 2, 2010 at 7:13 am

There you have it, add this to the “list.” Global Warming causes divorce.

JeffT on June 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

I would say that Tipper had become an extraneous prop for Al. Since his turn hard left over a decade ago, maintaining a nice family image became increasingly incongruous with the new crowd he had decided to hang out with. It is similar to what Mel Gibson did a year or two ago with his first wife. He kept up the appearance of a real marriage until it was no longer of any benefit to his career, which he had effectively ended some time before.

Worry01 on June 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

I’m proud as a Tennessean we as a state voted against Gore’s presidential run. It’s a myth he actually grew up in Tennessee.

I think we’re just seeing the true Gore come out. I’ve always felt he couldn’t care less about whether global warming was true or not. It was just “his” issue he latched on to gain fame and fortune. We here in Nashville know all about his hypocrisy due to local radio conservative host who exposed Gore’s hypocrisy owning the mansion here that used a tremendous amount of energy.

I do have to say we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude for him allowing us to post here on Debbie’s site by inventing the Internet.

Jeff_W on June 2, 2010 at 9:55 am

Personally I think Tipper had with Al hanging out with all this Hollyweird scum and sleaze. Hollyweird is atheist and pure raunch. Tipper was part of PMRC (Parents’ Music Research Center) back in the ’80s which got parental advisory labels on records. To this day the music industry hates this label. Obviously they didn’t want Tipper around the Hollyweird enviro crowd. Tipper must have given him an ultimatum ‘It’s either me or your douchey friends’. Mr. Nobel Peace picked his atheist Hollyweird douchey friends. I side with Tipper on this one.

CaliforniaScreaming on June 2, 2010 at 10:51 am

Should say ‘had it with Al’

CaliforniaScreaming on June 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

Al Gore is hot.

Juan Arguelles on June 2, 2010 at 10:55 am

Al Gore is so hypocritical when he talks about old American values, the need for families to stick together, the supremacy of God and then soils that supremacy by getting a divorce.

Ooops, that was Ronald Reagan- hero of the whackjob Right.

At least he wasn’t molesting little call boys and then blaming it on the ‘big bad Liberal media”, that’s for Larry Craig and the rest of the faggy white Republicans!

Semitically Incorrect on June 2, 2010 at 11:20 am

Because clearly, their ideas about music and green living are the cause of their divorce. Lord knows that no one can think pollution is an issue and stay married! Crazy kids.

In all seriousness, I think they grew apart. Doesn’t mean they never loved each other, or he’s gay, or liberalism = divorce. It just means they grew apart. It happens, regardless of political ideology or socioeconomic status or moral goodness or whatever character flaw you want to pin this on.

hellcat on June 2, 2010 at 11:45 am

Funny how stupid libtard trolls are. They always seem to forget about their own perverts like Barney Frankenstein when insulting anyone. And what a racist douchbag SI is.

Zippy on June 2, 2010 at 11:57 am

How can you be married 40 years and “grow apart”?

I can see married 5 years, but 40?????

If Ronald Reagan led the “whackjob Right” then I proudly proclaim I am a whackjob right and would love to see the whackjob Right back in power yet again.

I’ll take whackjob Right any day over whatever is masquerading as the right right now.

Jeff_W on June 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I don’t know. What if you married when you were twenty, then turned 60 and had a midlife crisis? Or suddenly became very passionate about something your spouse couldn’t follow? I haven’t had the pleasure of being old yet, so maybe I’m wrong on this, but I assume that people don’t just stagnate after, say, forty – we continue to grow and change, right? And if we’re lucky we do that together, but if not, well…

hellcat on June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

get a life, debbie…

Jeff on June 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Does this mean that someone now has to rewrite “Love Story”?

The Baron on June 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm

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