Washington - G.O.P. officials announced yesterday a new addition to their Party official list: Former Vice President Al Gore. This news comes as Democratic and Republican hopefuls for President are starting to come into focus in the media.
"It's about time," President George W. Bush declared, upon hearing the news. Rumors abound that Gore was offered a particularly large amount of money to make the switch, which the former Senator has denied.
"Upon the request of the United States citizenry and the President, I have declared my affiliation as Republican to serve as their prime consultant on global warming, foreign policy and domestic agenda," said Gore in a statement.
Tipper Gore, Mr. Gore's wife, added, "He don't need the money. He's got Google, he's got Apple, he don't need no more of this Democratic liberal ideology hounding him. He's a businessman, plain and simple."
A collective shudder was felt throughout the waves of the Democratic Party, particularly with Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachussets, who declared, "I should have done this years ago! That son b*tch stole my idea!"
Hilary Clinton and Barrack Obama, both leading Democratic hopefuls, were seen upon hearing the news to be "jumping joyfully with glee" and "French kissing each other as if there were no tomorrow," described one insider.
No word yet from former President Bill Clinton, but rumor has it that he really doesn't care.