Where's Al Gore?

Pretty much in the middle of things, forging a role as reformer, legislative arm twister and adviser in chief

Al Gore is standing tall this week in his role as chief bureaucracy buster. Only three months ago, however, he was falling back on the self-deprecating humor that has seen many a Vice President through the insecurities of office. Early on the Saturday morning when David Gergen came on board, Gore was sitting in front of a computer trying to write a press release that would explain exactly what Gergen would be doing. The Vice President began to type: "We are delighted to have David Gergen joining us as Counsellor to the President. In addition to taking on the responsibilities of...

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