posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 03:10 PM
reply to post by rnaa
I'd like to weigh in on the illustrious Mr. Gore. I should know something about this, as I live close to the Tennessee border, so close in fact that
in my youth all of our television stations originated in Tennessee.
The Gores have had a long career in money. The tobacco farms that Al Jr. likes to mention so much were started before even his father was old enough
to run them. The Gore family made their money originally in tobacco, a LOT of money. Al Gore Sr. used this position as one of the larger tobacco
farmers to make connections to political powers and cut the family's traditional farming ties.
Al Gore Sr. was tied in to quite a few questionable political practices, not the least of which was a strong connection to Hammer's Occidental
Petroleum, an oil company ran by Armand Hammer. Look that name up sometime; I assure you you will be shocked. I still remember one incident where an
oil sheik (sorry, I can't remember his name) made a public statement that he "owned" Senator Gore (referring to Al Sr.) during some sort of press
conference, while sitting in the same room with him. Senator Gore never said one word to the contrary... as a matter fact, it looked to me like he was
smiling over the comment.
If Al Gore Jr. was raised on a tobacco farm, it meant he lived in the house, not that he actually worked on it. Neither did Al Sr., although he may
have actually worked before his political career. Al Jr. grew up watching underpaid overworked laborers do the work he now claims (by insinuation)
that he did. So it is no shock that he shut down the tobacco farming; they were never his main source of income anyway. It was just another company,
and compared to what could be made with oil deals, a poorly performing one.
Al Jr. seems to like to talk about what an inspiration his father was to him. Every time I hear that, I tense up. I know
what kind of
inspiration his father was. And it scares the Hades out of me to think that Al Jr. idolizes this thief, this criminal, this opponent of freedom and
the people he swore to serve.
Throughout his entire career, I have watched Al Jr. stretch the truth seemingly every time he opened his mouth. His father was at least a
smooth-talking politician; he is not. It is no surprise to me when he is caught in exaggerations. It is his nature.
The Real Al Gore Sr.