Al Gore's childhood is the stuff of classics. Specifically, the children's classic Eloise, by Kay Thompson. Both Al and Eloise lived in a hotel, both were born in the late '40s, both had busy parents, both have had to wage wars on boredom. And this month, the Eloise licensing campaign heats up with dolls, furniture and collectibles. How the two kids match up:
[Eloise] A top-floor suite at the luxurious Plaza Hotel in New York City
[Al Gore] A top-floor suite at "Washington's Family Hotel," the Fairfax, now the Westin-Fairfax, in Washington
[Eloise] Orders breakfast from room service,...