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Kirk Cites Al Gore's Personal Life As Impetus For Climate Flip-Flop


He's probably referring to this: in 2009, a massage therapist in Oregon went to the police and accused Al Gore of sexually assaulting her three years previously. Gore ultimately wasn't prosecuted. Soon thereafter, he and his wife divorced separated. Still it's hard to figure how whatever happened that night in 2006 has any bearing on the greenhouse effect.

[Ed note: This article originally claimed Gore and his wife had divorced. They are, in fact, separated. We regret the error.]

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