Al Gore has a son?


That was my reaction when I read this news, just in:

Associated Press
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – Al Gore's son was pulled over for speeding on a California freeway early today and arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of marijuana and prescription drugs, authorities said.

Al Gore III, 24, was driving a blue Toyota Prius about 160 kilometres an hour on the San Diego Freeway when he was pulled over by sheriff's deputies who said they smelled marijuana, said Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.

The deputies searched the car and found less than an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana along with Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall, which is used for attention deficit disorder, Amormino said.

"He does not have a prescription for any of those drugs," Amormino said.

Gore was being held in the men's central jail in Santa Ana on $20,000 bail.

Kalee Kreider, a spokeswoman for his parents, did not immediately return phone messages.

Really? Al Gore III? I read his daughter Kristen's novel "Sammy's Hill" and actually quite liked it. It was funny. She's been a writer for SNL and Futurama and it showed. But Al Gore III? Never heard of him. This news today got me to thinking though...if W could become President after slacking off till he was 40 years old then this young Gore might have a bright future. All he needs to do is dump the pot and the non-prescribed ADD drugs and then he could really make something of himself. Maybe run on an anti-environment platform or something. The best way to rebel against your Dad is to ruin everything he tried to work for. Doesn't this kid know anything?


  1. The thing that grabbed my attention in this story was that for a rich man's slacker son, the dude was at least driving a fairly modest, middle-class car.

  2. Isn't the Prius a hybrid? I hope so, LOL.

  3. I loved how it was reported like it was actual news, especially since we still don't know where exactly W was during all of his National Guard days. By the W standard of slacking, Al Gore III should be able to sow his oats for years to come and STILL run for president. Then he could start a war and stuff, and still not be asked to take responsibility for his actions. Doesn't it make you insanely angry, this double standard.

    The Prius is a hybrid, I think.

    Good post.

  4. I'm pretty sure Al Gore III was featured in An Inconvenient Truth. There was that part in the middle of the movie about Al Gore's family and how a long time ago, his son was in intensive care for a month after an accident, and he and Tipper were rightfully distraught. I'm not sure why that was in the movie. Maybe to humanize him?


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