Hey whats the deal

Hey, what’s the deal with that beard!?!? Is that Al Gore? I mean, look, I’ve gotta admit, I think it looks pretty good.

Anyway, on more substantive matters, Gore does seem to be making his first tentative steps out of his wisely self-imposed post-election exile. He’s apparently going to start out by campaigning for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Jim McGreevey this Fall.

I was talking to a New Dem friend of mine a few days ago who wonders whether Gore will “torment” Democrats with another run at the White House in 2004. He’s certainly not the only one who feels that way. But I’ll be honest, I’ve still got a very soft spot in my heart for the guy. And it ain’t just because of the beard!

We’ll be saying more about this.