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    An "Inconvenient Truth"...

    Al Gore's son arrested on drug, speeding charges

    Gore's son arrested driving Prius at 100mph

    The Gores do love their hybrids. And now there is evidence of their versatility. Al Gore III, the 24-year-old son of the former vice President cranked up his Toyota Prius to a paint-stripping 100mph on the San Diego freeway yesterday.

    Trouble was the police saw him do it. Even worse, when they pulled the young man over, they smelled marijuana and, on further investigation, found a small quantity of the illegal substance in the car alongside a collection of other medications including Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall.

    "He does not have a prescription for any of those drugs," Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Santa Ana Country Sheriff's department said, adding that the younger Gore was being held in jail on bail of $20,000.

    He said Mr Gore's blue Prius had been stopped by a police patrol at 2.15am on Wednesday.

    The incident was a most unwelcome Independence Day surprise to his greener-than-thou father, who may have done more to promote the Prius than even its Japanese makers.

    It comes as Gore Sr also finds himself pressured to join the 2008 presidential race. No candidate, however, would welcome family scandals of this ilk, particularly where drugs are concerned.

    Another presidential run for Mr Gore - pipped by George Bush in 2000 after the Florida vote-counting fiasco - is considered unlikely by most analysts. More immediately, however, his son's pedal-to-the-metal débâcle will be an unwelcome distraction as he tries to focus on final preparations for this Saturday's series of Live Earth concerts.

    Trouble with Al the Third is not a new experience for Mr Gore and his wife Tipper, who was involved in a near-fatal traffic crash in Baltimore in 1989 when he was only six - a painful incident for the family that Mr Gore has often evoked in his electoral campaigns.

    As an adult, however, the younger Gore has had repeated run-ins with the law, involving cars and drugsIn 2003, he was charged with marijuana possession in Maryland after police stopped a car he was driving without headlights. In February the following year, he agreed to go into a substance abuse programme as part of a plea agreement with the courts.

    In September 2002, he was arrested by military police under suspicion of driving while drunk close to a military base in Virginia. His prospects appeared to have brightened in 2005, however, when he graduated from Harvard and landed a job as an associate publisher of Good Magazine, a start-up in Los Angeles.

    While the rest of the country celebrated the Fourth of July, the younger Gore languished inside a cell at the Inmate Reception Center in Santa Ana, to the south of Los Angeles. Officials confirmed that he had been charged before the bail amount was set.

    This weekend's Live Earth concerts were to be a crowning moment for Al Gore Sr, whose campaign to raise awareness of global warming took off with the publication of his book An Inconvenient Truth and the release of the film of the same name in 2005. Performers ranging from Madonna to the Police and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will play at concerts around the world, including in London, Paris and Paris. It has been billed at the largest charity concert event ever held.
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    Makes me wonder if liberalism is inherited.

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    Damn, you beat me to it, TBO. I am not shocked. Hope this doesn't hurt Big Al's presidential campaign. HAHA!

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    In other news, Hybrids can actually go 100mph...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Makes me wonder if liberalism is inherited.

    How about stupidity???
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    Liberalism is a social disease?
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