Al And Tipper Gore To Separate After 40 Years

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage.

According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's friends and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration."

Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the statement came from the Gores, but declined to comment further.

Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush. He has since campaigned worldwide to draw attention to climate change, which in 2007 led to a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

Tipper Gore is known for her advocacy on mental health issues.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jun 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    Baker, what is this word "Bakhya" supposed to mean? Does it even have a meaning or a point? Longhair, all this global warming you are worried about, that's all just a joke. It won't happen. Don't get me wrong but Bush and Cheney were not good either. The United States needs someone like Ronald Reagan or Harry Truman, who were both honest and did'nt put up with no waiting around. Now as far as the oil spill, I am worried about that possibly destroying the economy, but the global warming thing is a scam. Data Man, it already is change change change in the United States....from bad to worse. I am against racism but I also can't stand that moronic president sitting on his tail not doing anything to help out until it's too late. Also he wont do anything about the Highway 12 bridge over Oregon Inlet either. He also is a liar, just like Joe Wilson said. It's too many people that are offended by Joe saying the truth to Barack. Wolfgang, Amen to what you posted bro.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 8, 2010 at 10:17 AM
    Again Data man, I remind you, Martin Luther King was a republican since the racist where and are the democrat party. You just don't understand bow to them and they keep you just bought into the spin, hook line and sinker and think you have power like a big fish. Problem is, you are no more than a minnow to be thrown back..
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Jun 8, 2010 at 09:06 AM
    Derek, I guess that the US Government should have taken an off hands approach to Katrina as well. You most likely critized the Bush Administration for their handling of Katrina. Yes, I'm for smaller government as I am a conservative & a capitalist. There are way too many entitlements in this country that people are becoming irresponsible and lazy when it comes to their needs. When a MAJOR disaster hits I would expect everyone including the governement to step forward and help whether it affects blacks, whites or any other race as we are a nation of caring people. The last time I looked, the CG is in charge of protecting our ocean borders which includes OIL SPILLS and people of the Gulf Region are getting nothing but lip service from Obama. Derek, what's your real reason for your view on this it because majority of the people affected are WHITE? and this is some stupid form of payback. Let's have it.
  • by Baker Location: Williamston on Jun 7, 2010 at 09:53 PM
    My Shoes, a shine box, two bits and Data Man. Get to work. Baykha!!!
  • by Data Man on Jun 7, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    To Hardrock, yes the republicans are winning all of the racist kkk wanna be's!!! the republicans are using anything to give this wonderful President a bad name! The main problem is that Obama is a minority with power. This is why I love the new generation we have today. Beautiful white women are in love with black men and beautiful black women are in love with white men. Soon the race issue will be gone!! I love it!! So sit back and just know that Obama is your ruler for the next 6yrs. Change, change, change!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 7, 2010 at 04:08 PM
    @OSOC I sure hope you read why I am bothered by the government on the oil spills or you missed the boat, again, as usual...the USCG is a military org commissioned by the constitution. You have heard of that...right? Obama is commander in heard that too? So why did he wait a month? Is his golf game that bad he had to play? Do you think a socialist country like Britian will tell us the truth? This whole sitiuation is the fault of environmentalists for forcing oil to be drilled in almost a mile deep should be proud of the oil covered birds and fish...Obama is a real leader..just look where he leads this country...don't forget to flush!
  • by @OSOC on Jun 6, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    I'm sure your mouth is tired since you talk out of both sides. You prefer smaller government until something comes along and it's suddenly the government's responsibility to clean it up. Why don't you support the free market to clean the mess? Isn't that the preferred method? Hannity always supports the free market!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jun 6, 2010 at 01:56 PM
    Science Lab, continue waiting. I am a democrat and judging by your post, you are a socialist progressiver liberal. So you are weak on terror, believe in wealth distribution, don't care about borders and loathe the military. Come on, I can help you. The oil spill...Obama could have sent the USCG skimmer ships, important here: DESIGNED FOR OIL SPILLS, to the gulf but he didn't. Nope, he was busy playing gold and basketball. They could have gotten all of the oil being released...but he didn't. Now there are dead birds and fish on the beaches of La. I hope you are proud of it since it would seem you are a voter for him. Well, November you will weep, 2012 you will cry. OK, you made a mistake, you screwed up. You don't have to be a loser all of your life, now would be a time to open you eyes....
  • by Science Lab on Jun 6, 2010 at 09:10 AM
    Still waiting for OSOC to enlist and fight "terrr" overseas. But.. he won't. Typical emasculated republican - hates America, hates our troops, wants nothing for this country except to become a third world "jesus land."
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 3, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    I could not believe it, I had to listen to it ready? Obama blamed the "past administration" for the oil spill....I knew Bush had to be behind this....OMG, does the guy not listen to what he says?

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