Al Gore and Laurie David? Discuss.

Al Gore and Laurie David? Discuss.

Al Gore and Laurie David? Discuss.

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
June 15 2010 5:22 PM

Al Gore and Laurie David? Discuss.

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The recent news that Al and Tipper Gore are divorcing might have been a major shock, but if the rumors are true-the Star is reporting that Al had an affair with fellow private-jet enthusiast and environmentalist Laurie David, a story that David is denying -the reason behind the divorce certainly isn’t. Can someone point to a doomed political marriage in which infidelity wasn’t the cause? (Does this mean Tipper gets the Montecito mansion ?)

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There are a million jokes to be tossed around at this point, most of them involving the phrase inconvenient truth or questioning Al’s ability to curb his enthusiasm . But what I want to know: Is anyone yet working on a remake of the First Wives Club ? Given all the recent political sex scandals, we have enough for a new cast. Instead of Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler, it could star Tipper, Elizabeth Edwards, Jenny Sanford, and Diane Souder. Think of the possibilities! A cameo by Bill Clinton lecturing his fellow men on where they went wrong, for example. Whoever is cast to play the new lady loves, I bet it’s safe to say that Laurie David would not be the producer, and Rielle Hunter would not be the cinematographer.

Rachael Larimore is the online managing editor of the Weekly Standard and a former Slate senior editor.