Al Gore: A Good Bet

No, this is not another post about Al Gore and the Live Earth Concerts. This is about Al Gore III who has also been in the news recently for being arrested on July 4 for speeding in his Prius and for drug possession. I am not really interested in criticizing Al Gore or his family over this incident. The Gore family has some issues to work through. But I do want to share this related article because it is pretty funny.
It turns out that about 50 people made some money off of this arrest. reports that Paddy Power, an online Irish betting website had been running a promotion about which high profile American would be the next to be arrested.

The Irish bookmaker offered odds of 14-to-one that ‘Al Gore’ would be the next high-profile American to be arrested but did not specify which ‘Al Gore’ it meant. In a bizarre coincidence that could cost the Dublin-based firm up to $13,600, the former American Presidential candidate’s son, Albert ‘Al’ Gore III, was arrested last week for drugs possession after being stopped for speeding in California.

Ireland’s largest bookmaker said that some 50 people had placed money on the long shot and have been quick to claim their winnings.

‘We got a good stoning thanks to the Vice-President’s son,’ said the company in a statement.

I also learned from this article on that Al Gore III is the associate publisher of a magazine “Good” which is targeted at getting young people involved in philanthropy. Interesting.

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  1. Hafiz (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 11:06 am


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