Al Gore jumps twenty-five sharks

Is it "Cap and Trade" or "Cap and Rough Trade"?

Will Al Gore now be the butt of more jokes than anyone who ever lived?

Well, not quite, but it was always easy enough to make fun of Al -- that blowhard who claimed to have helped create the Internet (tell CERN) and that his marriage inspired Love Story. But no one could have anticipated his never-to-be-forgotten June of 2010, a month that would give even the strongest of us a migraine for life. And everything seemed to be going so well for him in May with the announcement of his purchase of a nine-million dollar ocean front home in Montecito.

Well, that place may have had a carbon footprint the size of Indiana, but we're used to the hypocrisy of the supposedly green-minded. It comes with the territory.

But then came June. First the end of the "Love Story-ed" marriage with Tipper, then the putative affair with Laurie David and now this -- sexual assault allegations. (That last appeared in the National Enquirer -- as we know, a newspaper with one of the greatest track records for accuracy of any publication in our country. I'm serious. If not for them, John Edwards might be vice-president right now. Think about that. And, NE is backed up by police reports, etc.)

Whoa ... Forget the migraines. Think seppuku.

But what does this all mean in the real world? Al Gore has already made a mockery of the Academy Awards and the Nobel Peace Prize, not that these organizations' voters didn't make a mockery of themselves and not that the latter wasn't already a self-parody of monumental Orwellian proportions.