Sniff. Say it ain't so Al. I was counting on a solid twenty three more months of laughing at and ridiculing Al Gore before the 2004 election. Now where will the humor come from? Joe Lieberman? Dick Gephardt? Tom Daschle? John Edwards? John Kerry? Chris Dodd? None of them can hold a candle to Al in terms of mockability. Sure there's always Al Sharpton but that's like shooting fish in a barrel.
Did I really hear a rumor Gary Hart might make a comeback? Please say it's true.
That the Democratic reaction to Gore's news seems almost uniformily positive shows how fearful they were of another Gore-Bush contest. My favorite comment on the matter so far is this:
"The devil we knew is gone," Republican pollster Whit Ayres said.
Bring on the devils we don't know. And hope that one of them act as ridiculous as Al Gore. We all need a good laugh.