GORE'S TURN TO SQUIRM

THE VEEP'S FUND RAISING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ILLEGAL. BUT IT WAS DEFINITELY STUPID

Al Gore looked last week like a man desperate to change the subject, not to mention the scenery. The Vice President announced more than $1 billion in welfare-to-work grants to states, stuffed four appearances into a day's swing through New Hampshire, and paid a call on his next-door neighbor, the British embassy, to sign its condolence book for Princess Diana. He also managed a hike in Montana's Glacier National Park to highlight a talk about global warming--or was that just the heat he was feeling as the yearlong Democratic campaign-finance scandal moved squarely to him?

It was bad enough that a...

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