Editorial Cartoon: The Gore’s Divorce

Bearman Cartoon - Al and Tipper Gore Divorce

It was shocking last week to learn that after 40 years, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper were finally calling it quits.  It just goes to show, you never know what people are going through. 

For the uninformed, since leaving office, Al has become the Poster Boy for Global Warming and back in the 80’s when Al was just a senator, his wife Tipper headed up the Parent’s Music Resource Center (PMRC).   Ultimately, their fight led to warning stickers on records and a Capitol Hill showdown with rockers including Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister.

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  1. Carnaporto says:

    Indeed, you never know what goes on behind the screens of a marriage!

  2. susispice says:

    its not nice to hear of marriage breakups… its very depressing. I keep wanting to believe that good marriages still exist..but the world makes it so hard to have faith in it.

  3. Roland says:

    I thought it was cause she heard him singing old N.W.A songs

  4. Brad says:

    I think it was in ‘Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey’ where I saw Dee Snider reminiscing about his testimony in front of the PMRC. Funny stuff!

    Too bad about the split though. 40 years? Wow.

  5. Byron says:

    That Twisted Sister video featured the ROTC guy from Animal House yelling at his “son” in the video. “Is that a Twisted Sister pin on your uniform?!” Then the kid spins around and becomes Dee Synder and basically kicks the father’s ass for the rest of the video.

    That actor has quit playing those roles anymore… cant’ figure why. 🙂

    Yes, too bad about Al and Tipper, but you never know how folks are in “real life” and they did go through a lot. Politics is not an easy career… even for “good guys” like Al Gore.

    • Bearman says:

      He was in the other Twisted Sister video and Stephen Furst (also from Animal House) ends up the principal squirting seltzer on him.

  6. Ron-Yves says:

    Tipper’s not gonna’ take it—NO, she ain’t gonna take it…

  7. Nate Fakes says:

    He probably kept leaving the toilet seat up too. That sets any woman off

  8. Duncanr says:

    40 yrs, Huh ?

    well no-one can accuse them of not giving it a fair go

    Hopefully, they can remain friends and support one another even if they can no longer live together as man and wife

  9. DadaHyena says:

    Did she know about his secret affair? Someone must have tipped her off!

    Yuk yuk yuk!

  10. Friggin Loon says:

    Damn, more inconvenient truths!!!

    Psst I bet he leaves the toilet seat up and uses the full flush button!!!!

  11. George says:

    Man, you figure if you could make it thru forty years, you could go another forty. There must be a lot of irreconcilable matters going on in their marriage.

  12. I still say that any middle aged couple that has to flaunt PDA’s that hardcore is trying to fool people… maybe even themselves. It’s just not natural at that age.

  13. I had a hunch something was amiss after witnessing that awkward 2000 DNC make-out session. It still gives me nightmares.

  14. G says:

    Frankly, I’m very surprised that your readers here actually remember the PMRC from the early 80’s. I remember all of the pointless media coverage about this.

    Turned out to be much ado about nothing and ultimately, it backfired.

    Lets face it, people will buy stuff, no matter how good or how bad it is, if it has a warning label on it.

    • Bearman says:

      I have no problem ultimately with the warning label. But these days it means nothing with kids downloading everything.

  15. bschooled says:


    FYI, “Twisted Sister” used to be my safe word.

  16. FJ says:

    Despite warnings of higher temps, apparently there is not enough heat in the Gore house.

  17. Bo Lumpkin says:

    There might not be any truth in this rumor but I heard that Al had been hugging more than trees.

  18. David says:

    HA! My response would be, “Why can’t you turn out the lights when you ENTER a room?” Let it sink in.

  19. Dan says:

    You know, you’re always dogging your caricatures of celebrities, but i think you nailed Gore! (Al, that is!)

    • Bearman says:

      Usually I can do an entire cartoon start to finish in an hour. This one took me 4 hours b/c of stupid Al not looking right

  20. WriterDood says:

    I was stunned and shocked when I found out.
    I mean, he invented marriage.
    Oh, wait, did someone already use that joke?

  21. Corve says:

    So sad about this…wish they could work it out. I have a problem how you want to solve the world’s issues if you can’t solve small problems at home.

  22. 25BAR says:

    You can never tell, can you?

  23. Tony says:

    I hate when the womenfolk leave the light on too…

  24. al gore. no one should have to stay married to a nutcase.

    or someone named tipper.

    i’m happy for both of them.

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