Al Gore has a girlfriend

Here’s a bit of political gossip (from the Washington Post):

It’s never easy to re-enter the dating pool after years away — probably especially so if you’re one of the most famous men in the world.

But things seem to have worked out for Al Gore. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former VP has a serious girlfriend, we’ve learned.

Her name is Elizabeth Keadle — better known as Liz — a well-heeled Democratic donor from Southern California in her 50s with a background in science and a devotion to environmental causes.

Now Al, 64, and wife Tipper are still married, technically, though they’ve been separated for two years. And neither had taken steps toward divorce.

But let’s put this in perspective. Ever since Gore was vice president, we’ve been told that his running mate and his wife were only in a marriage of convenience and that after a certain affair with a certain intern, there was no way the wife would stick with the guy when his term of office was over. And we were told how that couple should be more like Al and Tipper, sweethearts forever and models for a turgid 1970 best selling novel called “Love Story.”

But today, Al and Tipper are separated and Al has a girlfriend.

Meanwhile, Bill and Hillary are still together.

So, there’s another thing to add to the list of things that were common knowledge to the chattering powers-that-be-led pundocracy that turned out to be outrageously wrong.