Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Find Lesson Plans on getty.edu! GettyGames

gore's biggest fibs

---------

From: Terilynn Sanford (terimason_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 13:06:16 PDT


I'm sure I'm going to get slammed for this, but
couldn't resist. Is this the kind of lying leader we
want as a role model? The last one was sure
embarassing!

Reprinted from the Internet News Bureau article "Al
Gore's 21 Lies"
From Admin <admin@1ais.com>
10-4-00

FICTION: Al Gore recently claimed that his
mother-in-law pays more than $100.00 for the
arthritis medicine Lodine; and he claims that his dog
takes the same medicine for $37.00, claiming "This is
wrong!"

FACT: Gore's aides were quick to apologize for
Gore's
lie, saying the information was from a Democratic
study. Washington newspapers also reported that Al
Gore
wasn't even sure his mother-in-law was taking any
medication and wasn't even sure she had arthritis.
And, he doesn't know anything about his dog's
"arthritis".

FICTION: Al Gore said his father, a senator, was a
champion of civil rights during the 1960's.

FACT: Gore's father voted against the landmark Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and was a racist who was fond of
using the "N" word.

FICTION: Al Gore said that his sister was the very
first person to join the Peace Corps.

FACT: By the time Gore's sister joined the Peace
Corps, there were already over 100 members.

FICTION: The same sister died of lung cancer years
later and Gore vowed to never accept tobacco money as
campaign contributions.

FACT: Just four years later, while campaigning for
office, Gore spoke to the tobacco industry and said
he was one of them because "I've planted it, raised
it, cut it, and dried it." He raised over $100,000 in
"reported"
contributions.

FICTION: While running for office, Gore's campaign
literature claimed he was a "Brilliant Student".

FACT: Washington newspapers said he barely passed
Harvard and consistently earned D's and C's.

FICTION: Gore claims an extensive knowledge of law
as
a result of his extensive study at law school.

FACT: Al Gore dropped out of law school.

FICTION: Gore claimed that his knowledge of God and
spirituality came to complete fruition while
"finishing" divinity school.

FACT: Al Gore dropped out of divinity school.

FICTION: Al Gore claimed responsibility for
inventing
the Internet in the 1990's.

FACT : Shocked scientists were quick to speak out,
explaining that the Internet had been in widespread
use by government and educational institutions since
the early 1970's.

FICTION: Al Gore claimed the book "Love Story" was
based on his life and Tipper's.

FACT: Author Erich Segal called a press conference
to
deny his claim. (Couldn't he at least lie about a
love story where his sweetheart doesn't die?"

FICTION : Gore claimed that as a reporter for a
Nashville newspaper, his stories led to the arrests
of numerous corrupt criminals.

FACT: He later apologized for his claim and actually
said it was untrue (Also known as lying).

FICTION: Gore claims to increase diversity in the
staff that follows him daily, especially among blacks.

FACT: Black members of the Secret Service are suing
because they claim they are not being promoted to
positions guarding the Vice-President.

FICTION: Al Gore said he was the first to discover
the Love Canal nuclear accident.

FACT: The incident was already discovered, being
investigated, and covered widely in the press for
many months before Gore was aware of it.

FICTION: Gore said just recently that if elected
president, he would put harsh sanctions on the
sleazy
producers of Hollywood's extreme sex and violence.

FACT: Just six days later, Gore attended a
fundraiser by Hollywood producers and radical gay
activists where he told them that he would only
pretend to "nudge them" if elected. He raised over $4
million.

FICTION: Al Gore said he built his Tennessee home
with his bare hands.

FACT : Totally false!

FICTION: Al Gore says parents should not have a
choice between private and public schools because
public schools are far better.

TRUTH : Al Gore attended private school and he has
sent his children to private schools.

FICTION: Al Gore remembers his mother lulling him to
sleep as a baby by singing the popular ditty, "Wear
The Union Label".

FACT: The popular ditty was created by the unions
when Gore was 27 years old.

FICTION: Al Gore claimed to co-sponsor the
McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act.

FACT: The Act was not sponsored until he had been
out
of office for over a year.

FICTION: Al Gore claims to be instrumental in
keeping
gas prices low.

FACT: Gore has voted on numerous occasions to raise
the tax on gasoline. In his book "Earth In The
Balance" Gore claims that the nation's Number One
enemy is the
internal combustion engine. (That's the motor in
your
vehicle that gets you to work and takes your kids to
school)

FICTION: Gore pretends to champion the rights of
poor
women to be tested regularly for breast cancer with
the most modern technology.

FACT: While giving a speech on the subject in
September, Gore didn't know what a mammogram was.

FICTION: AL Gore promised Florida's senior citizens
that they would finally have low-cost drugs with no
interference from government.

FACT: Gore's plan calls for the creation of a huge
federal agency that would tell you which doctor you
are allowed to see in order to get the "special
rates".

FACT: Al Gore told NBC's Lisa Meyers that he had
never told a lie. When Meyers pressed harder,
"You've
never told a lie?!" Gore said, "Not that I know of."
SOUND FAMILIAR?

__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Photos - 35mm Quality Prints, Now Get 15 Free!
http://photos.yahoo.com/