Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In May of 2000, while attending a reception in Los Angeles, how did Gore wind up with 'egg' on his face 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?"||Al Gore quotes
One of the evening's hosts was a driving force behind 'Howard the Duck'. Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of the event's hosts, was a major contributor to the box office bomb. (Source: USA Today - May 8, 2000)
|In the spring of 1998, Gore called The Washington Post's executive editor to tip him off on an 'error' in the paper. 'I decided I just had to call because you've printed a picture of the Earth upside down on the front page of the paper,' Gore said.
What was particularly odd about that?||Al Gore quotes
There is no 'up' or 'down' in space. Al Gore, who considers himself to be a great environmentalist, should have known that the Earth could never be 'upside down', 'right side up', or 'inside out'! There is no 'up' or 'down' in space, only where maps of the Earth have oriented it north and south.
|Al Gore ran into controversial rock star Courtney Love at a Hollywood function, and told her he was a huge fan of hers. Love asked him to name his favorite song. He couldn't. She then asked him to name any one of her songs. What was his response?||Al Gore quotes
I can't name a song, I'm just a really big fan.. Err, okay. Courtney Love, as many of you may know, was the lead singer of a band named Hole, and was once married to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.
|In September of 2000, in the midst of a very tight race for president, Al Gore was addressing the rank and file at a Teamsters Union rally. He spoke of recalling when he was a child, and his mother would sing him lullabies, and proceeded to sing one of them, "Look for the union label." What soon became very controversial about this statement?||Al Gore quotes
The song was written when Gore was already an adult.. The song was written in 1975, when Gore was 27.
Source: USA Today, Sept. 19, 2000
|In a nationally televised political forum, Gore was asked to name a past US president who had inspired him. Whom did he cite?
||Al Gore quotes
James Knox. Unfortunately, there has never been a US president named James Knox. He most likely meant James Knox Polk, who was the first US President to hail from Gore's home state of Tennessee. You'd think he'd know the name well.
|Al Gore, at a D.C fundraiser in June, 1998, was praising the exploits of NBA great Michael Jordan. Whose name did he utter, instead?||Al Gore quotes
Michael Jackson. Gore's misquote: "I tell you that Michael Jackson is unbelievable, isn't he? He's just unbelievable!"
|Here's a gimme. What did Al Gore claim to have 'taken the initiative in creating?'||Al Gore quotes
The internet. During an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN on March 9, 1999, the good Senator was asked to describe what separated him from another Democratic presidential hopeful, former Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey. This was the funny, fateful answer he uttered. He had supported a technology bill which had, among other things, helped spawn the internet, but so had many other politicians. For him to say that he helped create it is hard to swallow.
|True or false? Al Gore once said, "A tiger does not change its spots"?||Al Gore quotes
False. He actually said, "A zebra does not change its spots."
- Al Gore, attacking President George Bush in 1992
Tiger, zebra, whatever. They both have stripes, not spots.
|Once, during the 2000 presidential campaign, and again once after the campaign, Gore appeared as a guest on what TV series?||Al Gore
Futurama. Gore supplied his voice during the 2000 campaign to an episode that featured him as the head of the Vice-Presidential Action Rangers. In 2002, he supplied his voice again on an episode involving global warming.
|On what show did Gore debate Ross Perot about the merits of the North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA)?||Al Gore
Larry King Live. NAFTA was a proposed agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, which called for the eventual elimination of tariffs on goods shipped between the three countries. Perot opposed NAFTA and Gore (and the Clinton administration) supported it. Polls taken after their debate (held in 1993) favoured Gore as winning the debate. NAFTA was passed by both houses of Congress later in 1993.
|In 1989, Gore wrote a book that became the first one to make the "New York Times" bestseller list by an incumbent U.S. Senator since John Kennedy. What was its title?||Al Gore
Earth In The Balance. Gore's book talked about the ecological problems the world faces and ways how to deal with them.
|How many terms did Gore serve in the U.S. House of Representatives?||Al Gore
4. Gore took over the House seat from Joseph Evins, who had represented the 4th district of Tennessee for 30 years and did not stand for re-election in 1976. Gore served four terms (eight years) in the House and then moved over to the U.S. Senate in 1985.
|Al Gore married his wife Tipper in 1970. What is Tipper's real first name?||Al Gore
Mary. Gore married Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson in May 1970. They have four children together, three daughters (Karenna, Kristin, and Sarah) and a son (Al 3rd).
|In what Tennessee city did Gore work for the local newspaper as a political reporter?||Al Gore
Nashville. Gore worked for the "Nashville Tennessean" from 1971 to 1976 covering local and state government affairs.
|Upon graduation, what branch of the military did Gore join?||Al Gore
Army. Gore enlisted in the Army in August 1969 and did a tour of duty in Vietnam from January to May 1971 as an Army journalist. He was discharged in May 1971.
|What university did Gore graduate from in 1969?||Al Gore
Harvard. Gore graduated from Harvard University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Gore's roommate at Harvard was actor Tommy Lee Jones.
|In what city was Al Gore born?||Al Gore
Washington, D.C.. Al Gore was born in Washington DC on March 31, 1948 to Albert and Pauline Gore.