"A zebra does not change its spots." - Al Gore, attacking President
George Bush in 1992.
(Sources: The Toronto Sun, 11/19/95;
graham...At an event in Las Vegas on Monday, 09/1800, Gore
declared potential breast cancer victims faced "a long waiting line before
they could get a biopsy or, uh, or a uh, another kind of, what am I looking for,
a sonogram or...." People in the crowd shouted "mammogram."
(Source: Fox News 09/18/00; MSNBC 09/21/00 - The News with Brian
"Had that happened to Bush the news media would have used
it to further the theme that the Texas Governor has a troubled relationship with
the English language." - Brian Williams 09/21/00
Equal...if not more so?"When
my sister and I were growing up," Mr. Gore told a small audience made up mostly
of women, "there was never any doubt in our minds that men and women were equal,
if not more so."
(Source: NY Times, 08/12/00)
Equal - if
not more so? More so what? More "equal"? Who is more so? If two things are
equal, what is the "more so" for?
Gore didn't reverse John 3:16, but he DID reverse
Matthew 6:21 During the second debate, while discussing the
environment, Gore said: "And I'm a grandfather now. I want to be able to tell
my grandson, when I'm in my later years, that I didn't turn away from the
evidence that showed that we were doing some serious harm. In my faith
tradition, it is written in the book of Matthew, 'Where your heart is, there's
your treasure also.' And I believe that we ought to recognize the value to our
children and grandchildren of taking steps that preserve the environment in a
way that's good for them."
Gore got the quote from Matthew 6:21
backwards. Matthew 6:21 states: "For where your treasure is, there will your
heart be also." This follows verses 19 and 20 which say: "Do not store up for
yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust consume and where thieves
break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and
This quote has nothing to do with the environment; it has to do with
devotion to salvation The Bible verses specifically refer to being careful where
you store your treasures - it follows the the reason would have to be because
heart follows treasures. So not only did he misquote and misuse the quote - it
is obvious he didn't know the context of the verse.
One thousand billion million
trillion...Oct. 25 2000 JACKSON, Tenn. (Reuters) —
Criticizing Bush's Social Security privatization plan at a rally in Tennessee,
Gore said, "He is proposing to privatize a big part of Social Security and he's
proposing to take $1 trillion, a million billion dollars out of the
Social Security trust fund and give it as a tax incentive to young workers."
A trillion is one thousand billion, not a million billion.
Execute a pregnant woman? Uhh... I don't
knowOn July 16, 2000 during a "Meet the Press" interview,
Gore was asked if he would be in favor of postponing the execution of a pregnant
woman. His hesitant response was "I'd have to think about it".
not prepared for this curve ball of a question, Gore must have been so
conscientious about upsetting his pro-choice constituency that he couldn't even
give the answer that was obvious to every member of the House which in
uncharacteristically unanimous fashion passed legislation shortly after this
interview to prohibit such a practice.
RUSSERT: Right now there's
legislation which says that a woman on death row, if she's pregnant, she should
not be executed. Do you support that?
GORE: I don't what you're talking
RUSSERT: It's a federal statue on the books that if a woman is
pregnant and she's on death row, she should not be executed.
GORE: Well, I
don't know what the circumstances would be in that situation. I would--you know,
it's an interesting fact situation. I'd want to think (OFF-MIKE).
full transcript is available here.
$29 dollars a week can buy a lot of Diet
CokesIn his 2000 convention acceptance speech, Gore said the
Bush tax cut would save the average family 62 cents a week ("enough for a diet
coke"). He later clarified it and said 62 cents a day per family... which is
still wrong. Even at 62 cents a day, that's only a little over $226 a year.
Under the Bush tax plan, the average family would save $1500 -- $4.20 a day,
which is almost $29 dollars a week.