Archive for September 5th, 2004

NOW He’s In a Hurry

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One of the fundamental paradoxes of the American character is
that while we will always root for the underdog, we can’t stand a loser.  In
fact, we will root for the underdog right up until he loses, and then
drop him like a radioactive dog turd.  This accounts for our large
supply of unemployed failed presidential candidates who only make the
news now when they get in trouble. Case
in point…..

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Former Vice President Al Gore paid a $141
fine for speeding on a highway last month near Oregon’s coast, a state
police official said on Friday.

Gore, who carried Oregon in the 2000 presidential election, was driving
in a rented car to visit family when he was issued a speeding ticket
for going 75 miles (120 kph) per hour in a 55 mph (88 kph) zone on a
highway between Portland and the Oregon coast, a popular summer destination.

from Reuters