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Gores to separate--Threads Merged

Discussion in 'Politically Incorrect' started by Wyliefan, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    I had to read the headline three times before it got through. :eek: Honestly, I never expected this -- and after 40 years! I'm not a fan of either, but I thought their close marriage was one of the few things they had going for them. (Of course, I said the same about the Edwardses. So much for my powers of discernment.) It's a pity.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38001.html
     
  2. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    It happens.


    *sigh*
     
  3. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I'm sorry to hear this
     
  4. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    That's eye-catching. Funny. Some public couples (or even friends) separate or divorce and I say, "Oh, well, lots of people do, I suppose." Then you get a couple like this and I'm like, "Really? The Gores? I'm surprised." (Bill and Hillary will never separate!) <shrug>

    ETA: Are all their kids fully-grown? I remember during one of his campaigns he had a pretty daughter on "the trail."
     
  5. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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  6. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    I don't know why this is so :eek: to hear -- I guess because they just celebrated their 40th anniversary a few weeks ago. :(
     
  7. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

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    Nothing shocks me anymore. I wish both of them well and hope they get the happiness they want and deserve.
     
  8. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    There's something about the end of a long marriage that's just really sad -- maybe because so few couples seem to make it that far.
     
  9. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    From CNN
    Gores to Separate


     
  10. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    Aww... After their big smoochy-smoochy at the 2000 Democratic Convention, I thought they were in it for life :(
     
  11. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes Al seems so pompous; maybe Tipper said 'enough'.
     
  12. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness TAT-wannabe

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    bad traffic humor alert...:eek:

    Sorry, but when I read the thread title I thought, "isn't that the purpose of a gore?"

    In seriousness, this is :(. Wish them the best.
     
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  13. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    After 40 years of marriage, aren't you pretty close to death anyway? I mean, unless you're in Yemen and marry when you're six.
     
  14. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    The Late Night talk shows are going to have a field day!
     
  15. birdgal

    birdgal New Member

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    More fodder for the gossip mongerers.
     
  16. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    :rofl: "sometimes"
     
  17. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    C'mon, I pick one day a week to be kind to public figures; this was it.
     
  18. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    Bless you, kind Admin for merging all the threads. It really started to look like a viral infection. :scream:
     
  19. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Tipper looked at Al's iPod and saw a 2 Live Crew song.
     
  20. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Leave Bill Clinton's undies out of this :D.
     
  21. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    :lol:
     
  22. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    At 62?? I should hope not! At least not in this day and age. My parents are older than that, and I'd like to think they're not at death's door yet!
     
  23. overedge

    overedge not your emotional support turkey

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    This is sad when a couple has been together that long.

    Mind, I will be extra sad if it turns out the separation is because one of them has been sneaking around with some 20-year-old...
     
  24. rfisher

    rfisher At least I still have Pairs to look forward to

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    Hey, don't be insulting Bill. :revenge: He's still married. :D Al never was a very good politician or very good at talking his way out of things. Bless him.
     
  25. attyfan

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    ITA that this is sad. However, I would be shocked out of my wits if it turns out that the couple were able to agree to a separation before the media blasted the story of one (or the other) sneaking around.
     
  26. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    Dear, dear mr. heckles - I must be approaching the twilight years of my life, as my husband and I have been married for 37 years and I assure you that we did not marry at 6. I will let my kids know that they should be planning my funeral. :rolleyes:

    as Norlite says - separation and divorce happen. And it is :( for those involved in the situation.
     
  27. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    For sure.

    Either way, I hope both of them are happy. If that takes separation, so be it. More power to them if it's amicable, especially after such a long marriage.
     
  28. barbk

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    Always sorry to hear of a divorce with a couple that has spent many years together. Didn't they just buy or build some huge home in California?
     
  29. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully not. Al was semi-hot, oh, two decades ago. Now, not so much.
     
  30. IceKween

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    Maybe it's Tipper running around with a 20 y/o? Stranger things have happened.

    Anyway, it's not that unusual for a couple married 40 years to divorce. My parents have been married 42 years and my mom is close to divorcing my dad. The only reason she won't is because financially it would ruin them and screw up their retirement. They have basically been 'separated' but sharing a house for at least five years.

    Sad to see this in the news. Let the gossip begin.