Al Gore had a certain smell

Apr 5, 2013 by

Veteran news reporter Bob Woodward reportedly offered a blunt portrait of former Vice President Al Gore during a speech to an audience in Youngstown, Ohio, Thursday.

According to a report in the Youngstown Vindicator, Woodward told an “unflattering, but amusing story about sitting next to former Vice President Al Gore at a dinner.”

Woodward said that sitting next to the former vice president was “taxing,” and “to be really honest, it’s unpleasant.”

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Woodward added that Gore pushed him to explain why the press did not take on President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq. Gore, a reporter before he became a politician, “thinks he invented [reporting] also,” Woodward said in reference to the former vice president’s often misquoted contention that he invented the Internet.

According to a 2011 report in The Hill, Woodward told a similar anecdote at a Organization for International Investment dinner in D.C., about how sitting next to Al Gore was “unpleasant.”

via Bob Woodward: Sitting with Al Gore at dinner ‘unpleasant’ | The Daily Caller.

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