My Letters to Al Gore:
@ 23-Aug-2000 Questions for Joe Lieberman's rabbi
@ 24-Aug-2000 Joe Lieberman's misogyny quandary
@ 25-Aug-2000 Did you ruin Russia and Ukraine?
@ 05-Sep-2000 Will you lie to win?
@ 06-Sep-2000 A Latin lesson
@ 07-Sep-2000 Did you inhale?
@ 11-Sep-2000 Contributors Fred Baron and Haim Saban
@ 12-Sep-2000 Please ask Joe Lieberman about kosher
@ 13-Sep-2000 Is your uncle a cocaine distributor?
@ 01-Nov-2000 Education Day USA
@ 03-Nov-2000 Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission Debacle
@ 26-Nov-2000 Toward full enfranchisement
@ 28-Feb-2001 Al Arm-And-Hammer Gore
@ 01-Apr-2002 Why you can't be president
External Gore Links:
@ Father and son on Occidental Petroleum payroll
@ Did Al Gore serve in Vietnam?
@ Naturalizing a million aliens
@ Democracts and Republicans stifle debate
@ Guide to Gore's Guilt #1
On his first Friday night in office, early in 1989, the Senate was working late — so late, in fact, that Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), the Senate's only Sabbath-observant, Orthodox Jew, planned to sleep on a cot in the Senate gym since he could not ride home.
Vice President Al Gore, then a senator from Tennessee, prevailed upon him to stay at his parents' nearby apartment. Having campaigned in New York, Gore was familiar enough with Orthodox traditions to turn the apartment lights on and off for Lieberman.
"I may have had one of the most distinguished Shabbos goys [a non-Jew who performs tasks a Jew cannot do on Shabbat] in history," jokes Lieberman in a recent interview in his Senate office on Capitol Hill. — Sheri Silverman