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“It had far less to do with any political considerations, and everything to do with money,” says a former Gore staffer.
According to the former Gore aide, the Democratic Progressive Party, which was attempting to get Gore to travel to Taiwan, was balking at the VIP treatment Gore was demanding via his speakers bureau, the Harry Walker Agency. Gore was demanding first class travel and accommodations for himself, as well as first class accommodations for his entourage.
“It’s surprising that he’d be so focused on the money,” says a staffer for presidential candidate John Edwards. “When you hold tens of millions of stock options from Google and are already one of the wealthiest potential presidential candidates out there, who needs to worry about travel expenses?”
Democrat competitors are monitoring Gore’s financial portfolio, in part, because they believe that should he decide to run, Gore would use profits from his Google stock as seed money for a presidential campaign. Gore has been on an intensive weight loss regimen in the past six months, and has bragged to friends that he has lost close to 40 pounds.p> THE SKY’S THE LIMIT br> Word is that former Clinton State Department spokesman and current Christiane Amanpour mate Jamie Rubin
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?