During US election campaigns, 2000, Al Gore tried everything possible to win, for instance, kissing his wife on the stage in Hollywood style, while his wife almost suffocated. According to BBC that kiss "helped Gore emerge from Clinton's shadow.", but the overcast was too thick. Someone with a lower IQ than Al Gore, 133, might have interpreted that as Al Gore being a great kisser! However, the ensuing legal controversy was ultimately settled in favor of George W. Bush.
On 11/05/99, Andy Hiller, a reporter asked George Bush: "Can you name the general who is in charge of Pakistan?" George Bush, fumbling, replied, "General... The general".
Ever since, three parties have enjoyed great ascent: Monica, Al Gore and Hillary. However, Al Gore's gain has never stopped; starting at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, he is still gaining and gaining. He is now a great "husky and puffy," overweight weather vane, but also "under fire for making personal gains…"
Recently George Bush, before leaving the White House, invited Al Gore for a very private dinner. Al Gore obliged. After a couple of drinks, the tongue-tied George regained his speech power and said, "Al, how come you've always gained while I've always lost?"
Al Gore replied, "It's very simple. No pain; no gain." George, fumbling for words, enquired, "What do you mean ' No pain; no gain?' Perhaps, your kind of pain is different from mine. Nonetheless, you remember Andy Hiller cornering me in 1999? OK. After so many years still I have problem with this guy of Pakistan. What is his name?
Al Gore: "Moocher-off!"
George: "Thank you. Otherwise I had to ask my English Advisor, Laura. However, as long as I recall, I defrocked this general, didn't I? But he doesn't take off his black frock; and he keeps returning more and more military solutes. I fail to digest the whole puzzle. Al, between you and me, if I could turn the clock back, I wouldn't take this job. Man, they keep you waking you up to go and deliver a speech off-hand. Can you believe it? This is my real pain in the…Otherwise, it's OK."