March 23, 2004


Al Gore endorsed Howard Dean, but only donated $1,000 to Dean's campaign -- half the amount permitted.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 23, 2004 01:07 PM

Not suprising...Al Gore seems to do everything half-assed!

Posted by: rinardman at March 23, 2004 at 01:21 PM

"Half assed"? Nope! More like half witted.

Posted by: JeffS at March 23, 2004 at 01:25 PM

Even funnier - 6 of his 7 nearest neighbors donated $10K to Bush - perhaps they know something!!

Gore's neighbors

If you go within .5 m of Gore it's over $50,000. Al Gore - Bush's best weapon!!!!!

Posted by: Rick V. at March 23, 2004 at 01:28 PM

Gore describes himself as "self employed". Shouldn't that be "Un-employed"?

Posted by: George at March 23, 2004 at 02:48 PM

Perhaps he was saving the rest for the legal challenge following the primaries?

Posted by: Allan at March 23, 2004 at 02:51 PM

Remember Gore's largesse to charity? (Which I hope is how we might all see the Dean gift - the campaign had the feel of an ngo.)

Posted by: ginny at March 23, 2004 at 03:13 PM

Ah, but Kerry's old boss Michael S. Dukakis (at 85 Perry Street, Brookline MASS) gave $2000, wife Kitty gave $1000 (Michael to Kitty...honey, where'd the other $1000 I gave you go, don't tell me it was for...) and Michael Dukakis, same address, gave $500. Didn't know Junior was still living in the basement...sad...

Posted by: Timothy Lang at March 23, 2004 at 03:38 PM

That thousand bucks was as probably as useful to Dean as Al's endorsement.

Posted by: anon at March 23, 2004 at 04:11 PM

What intrigues me is the investment broker neighbour who gave $1,000 each to Kerry, Dean, Gephhardt, Lieberman and Clark.

Posted by: PeterB at March 23, 2004 at 04:52 PM

Hands up everyone who's heard enough from/about Al Gore to last a fucking lifetime?

I thought so.

Tim, enough's enough. Let the dead bury their own dead.

Posted by: geezer at March 23, 2004 at 05:28 PM

Yeah, great link. That was fascinating. I learnt a lot about the liberal mindset, etc, etc...

Posted by: bleh at March 23, 2004 at 08:19 PM

There are all sort of fun secrets to be found on this site. Looking around my school neighborhood I found a certain Martin L. King, described as "President of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition", gave 1k to Gephardt. I don't even know what that means.

Posted by: carl at March 24, 2004 at 01:05 AM

In fairness to Gore, my own donations (to John Edwards) aren't showing up on that site at all. The data must be incomplete. Al may well have donated more.

Posted by: Ted at March 24, 2004 at 02:12 AM

That's odd... The president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Inc. is Jesse Jackson, Sr.

I think Martin Luther King III (MLK Jr.'s son) is -- or at least used to be -- president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

How accurate are these records?

Posted by: F451 at March 24, 2004 at 02:56 AM

Did anyone notice the next name in that 'Gore' list - Mary Elizabeth Gore?! Tipper is listed as Author/Self employed, as well.

Posted by: brenda at March 24, 2004 at 03:03 AM

Given the nature of the 2000 campaign and election, I think it's more correct to call AlGore "self-unemployed."

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at March 24, 2004 at 03:54 AM

Maybe Gore's $1000 Dean contribution was a 50% medical co-payment to the good doctor, with insurance paying the rest

Posted by: c at March 24, 2004 at 04:26 AM

Two weeks ago, March 11, Bush attended a fundraiser at East Meadow (Long Island), New York.

Several people I know who attended this $2000/head event are not yet listed at Neighbor Watch (

Posted by: Sweete at March 24, 2004 at 05:18 AM

Maybe the endorsement of Gore's other check to Dean was no good...

Posted by: c at March 24, 2004 at 05:32 AM