I believed Al Gore when he said that he didn't know that his visit to the Buddhist Temple was a fund-raising event even though he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from the event.
I believed Al Gore when he said that there was no controlling legal authority prohibiting political fund raising from the White House even though there is a federal statute prohibiting such fund raising by a federal employee on federal property.
I believed Al Gore when he said that he must have been taking a potty break when White House lawyers and others associated with the Clinton-Gore campaign discussed "hard money" campaign solicitations at a meeting where the minutes show that Gore was in attendance. (After all it's a much more imaginative excuse than the all-too-familiar Clinton-Gore "I don't remember" or "the dog ate my homework" excuses.)
I believed Al Gore when he said that he believes that Bill Clinton will go down in history as one of America's greatest presidents.
I believed Al Gore when he said that he invented the Internet and was responsible for many of the wonderful technological advances that have occurred during the Clinton-Gore administration — even though he later excused his office's failure to turn over subpoenaed e-mails by explaining that he didn't really know how a computer worked.
I believed Al Gore when he wrote that government should force up the price of gasoline at the pump until it approximates the cost of gasoline in Europe.
It's because I believe Al Gore that I'm voting for George W. Bush in the fall. Al Gore, on the basis of his public statements, isn't smart enough to be president of the United States.
John B. Stohlton