I wasn't going to post anything on Al and Tipper's impending divorce, largely because divorce is almost always painful and a divorce after so many years seems weirdly tragic, but the news that it was George W. Bush's fault is just over the edge to me.
Family friend Sally Quinn told CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that Gore winning the popular vote for president but losing the electoral vote may have done the marriage irreparable harm.
"He's obviously suffered a lot," Quinn said. "He'll never get over that and neither will she."
If Al can't get over losing the election after a decade, then he needs a little more help than the average Willie Loman. Dude, you snogged your wife in front of God and everybody in a cheap vote-getting ploy and you still lost. And we're a better country for it. It's not that big a deal like, say, dropping out of law school 'cause you couldn't hack it. When a 30-something woman can squirt out two kids and still graduate from law school but you can't, now that's embarrassing.