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Oregon Officials Won’t Prosecute Gore

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 4:16 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports former Vice President Al Gore won’t be prosecuted regarding allegations made by a massage therapist. More concerns about the accuser’s story are detailed at the link, including this:

“The Portland Tribune said it thoroughly investigated her allegations – including interviewing the accuser – only to determine it wasn’t responsible to move forward with a story. The paper reported that she failed a polygraph test. At least one other news organization also declined to publish a story.”

I didn’t realize newspapers investigated criminal allegations this aggressively.



  1. he betrayed wife
    he played on escort fears

    Comment by ColonelHaiku (ac3c3c) — 7/30/2010 @ 4:32 pm

  2. Those “new clients” were global warming cultists who simply wanted to touch the hand that touched the Goracle’s chakra.

    Comment by Mike Myers (3c9845) — 7/30/2010 @ 4:57 pm

  3. I didn’t realize newspapers investigated criminal allegations this aggressively.

    Of course they do. Don’t you remember John McCain’s suspected relationship with that attractive blonde lobbyist being New York Times’ front page news? They investigate even non-criminal allegations thoroughly and aggressively.

    Comment by Dana (8ba2fb) — 7/30/2010 @ 6:03 pm

  4. Yes! The late Friday afternoon media dump regarding the leftists most rich and famous!

    Comment by Atlanta Media Guy (60d291) — 7/30/2010 @ 6:18 pm

  5. Yet they didn’t investigate John Edwards until it was unavoidable in fact Kurtz was the only one who
    even really hinted at it,

    Comment by ian cormac (e46147) — 7/30/2010 @ 6:25 pm

  6. “I didn’t realize newspapers investigated criminal allegations this aggressively.”

    Somebody has to bring these accusers to justice.

    Comment by Machinist (497786) — 7/30/2010 @ 6:31 pm

  7. ian cormac, unavoidable, and essentially forced to by the The National Enquirer no less! Still makes me chuckle.

    (It’s a simple system: Look for the “D” or “R” after the name and proceed accordingly).

    Comment by Dana (8ba2fb) — 7/30/2010 @ 6:35 pm

  8. she also said she called him after their encounter and told him to “dream of redheaded women.”

    This is according to Molly?

    Wow. Maybe an affair/blackmail attempt?

    Comment by Dustin (b54cdc) — 7/30/2010 @ 6:46 pm

  9. Sure, they thoroughly investigated. However, it turns out their investigation consisted of asking Whoopie and she assured them it wasn’t “rape-rape.”

    Comment by largebill (1d1579) — 7/30/2010 @ 8:01 pm

  10. AlGore story has
    a two-time Happy Ending
    Gore cries, Bubba laughs

    Comment by TimesDislaiku (18b0e3) — 7/31/2010 @ 8:24 am

  11. well i find two things interesting.

    First, they have decided to stop investigating. Which suggests there is more evidence to examine, they just don’t feel like examining it.

    Second, what about the two other alleged victims? I mean it might be hard to bring that stuff into the trial, but regular logic says that if he did it to two other women, he is more likely to have done it to her?

    Comment by Aaron Worthing (A.W.) (f97997) — 7/31/2010 @ 11:07 am

  12. Colonel think must be
    some truth to CW that
    algore made of wood?

    Comment by ColonelHaiku (ac3c3c) — 7/31/2010 @ 11:37 am

  13. every puppet dream
    is to become a real boy
    well, that and redheads

    Comment by TimesDisliker (18b0e3) — 7/31/2010 @ 11:52 am

  14. from comedian Argus Hamilton:
    “Al Gore was accused of sexually assaulting a massage therapist in his Beverly Hills hotel room before the Academy Awards ceremony three years ago.
    He must be mortified.
    When Al threw off his towel she gave him the Oscar for Best Animated Short”

    Comment by AD - RtR/OS! (d16b15) — 7/31/2010 @ 12:00 pm

  15. algore lonely man
    when he hug tree he linger
    now for far too long

    Comment by ColonelHaiku (ac3c3c) — 7/31/2010 @ 12:10 pm

  16. algore leave tipper
    when come home and find other
    man’s carbon footprints

    Comment by ColonelHaiku (ac3c3c) — 7/31/2010 @ 12:13 pm

  17. algore leave tipper
    on dresser twenty percent
    tax relief, writeoff too

    Comment by TimesDislaiku (18b0e3) — 7/31/2010 @ 1:53 pm

  18. oops I f’d it up
    not six but five count
    AlGore still ho-bag

    Comment by TimesDislaiku (18b0e3) — 7/31/2010 @ 1:55 pm

  19. “The Portland Tribune said it thoroughly investigated her allegations – …

    I didn’t realize newspapers investigated criminal allegations this aggressively.

    The Portland what? Good grief, I didn’t realize that somebody was still using that mimeograph machine my cousin junked three decades ago. Must have printed their own “press” cards too…

    Comment by EW1(SG) (edc268) — 7/31/2010 @ 5:48 pm

  20. I didn’t realize newspapers investigated criminal allegations this aggressively.

    Me neither.

    Comment by Collin Finnerty (425ece) — 8/1/2010 @ 7:01 pm

  21. Nor did I.

    Comment by David Evans (425ece) — 8/1/2010 @ 7:01 pm

  22. I sure as hell didn’t!

    Comment by Reade Seligman (425ece) — 8/1/2010 @ 7:02 pm

  23. algore say “take care
    of this!” she say “who you
    give order, pencil______”

    Comment by ColonelHaiku (537db7) — 8/1/2010 @ 7:12 pm

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