Al Gore’s Son Arrested on Drug Suspicion, Driving 100 mph

Al Gore’s son was pulled over for speeding on a California freeway early Wednesday and arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs, authorities said. Al Gore III, 24, was driving a blue Toyota Prius about 100 mph south on the San Diego Freeway when he was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies who said they smelled marijuana, said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino. The deputies searched the car and found less than an ounce of marijuana along with Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall, which is used for attention deficit disorder, Amormino said. “He does not have a prescription for any of those drugs,” Amormino said. Gore was being held in the men’s central jail in Santa Ana on $20,000 bail.

Mystech: Too… much… material…

  1. At least he was driving a Prius.
  2. His excuse… on the way to a party with Rush Limbaugh and the Bush twins.
  3. Marijuana is a renewable resource.
  4. Can I have one of those Libby specials?

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6 Responses

  1. Goblinkatie says:

    Pssst, he’s likely a drug dealer with the number of different drugs he had.

    I’ve been treated for ADD, at most you get two medications because of the interactions that the different drugs have with one another. Those drugs were not prescribed for him, nor is he taking them for medical reasons I’d wager. Can’t wait to see how they get him off for something that would land your average person in jail for a few years.

    Honestly, between the Bush girls and Gore’s son, the political Brat Pack is almost worse than the Hollywood one.

    Side Note Since You Mentioned It:
    Libby doesn’t have to do jail time; but he is going to lose his livelihood, have a federal conviction record, as well as everything else that comes down with a federal conviction. He wasn’t pardoned (like so many Presidents have been wont to do in the past for much more serious criminals) he just doesn’t have to sit in a cell for 30 months. Personally I’m fine with it, I’d rather not have to pay to support his ass for 30 months. Making him support himself when he has lost his means of financial gain is much more of a punishment if you ask me.

  2. Mystech says:

    Something tells me Libby will be just fine financially. This crowd has a really good history of “graduating” to highly lucrative arrangements in the private and corporate setting.

    I doubt that Plame’s ability to function as a secret operative for the CIA will remain intact now that she is the world’s most famous member of that agency as a result of all this, if we want to think about this in terms of karma as well as justice.

  3. Goblinkatie says:

    It’s going to be interesting to see where he goes next. I doubt another candidate will take him right now (I’d give it a few years) due to the black mark on his name. No one wants any less reason for people to vote for them and let’s be honest, Libby isn’t really any party’s sweetheart. I don’t see anyone politically putting their head on a block more than Bush did by commuting the sentence.

    As for what’s fair to Plame; that’s a separate issue. The criminal case is designed to determine guilt and if necessary, punish Libby for criminal acts. Keep in mind that Libby was not convicted of naming her though. He was convicted on perjury and obstructing justice.

    It is absolutely within the President’s power to commute or fully pardon anyone. Bush commuted the jail time but left the fine and all other aspects of the judgment in place. I think it was fair given my belief that Libby got slapped around because the prosecutors couldn’t nail the two people who actually leaked the information to the media. Well, leaked hints which allowed the reporter for the original article to put two and two together. I don’t believe they ever named Plame, just hinted. That little argument of semantics kept the prosecution from bringing them in. Libby was a fall boy.

    But I digress, if Plame needs to be “made whole” she needs to file a civil case against him.

  4. Mystech says:

    Once again, I think he’ll be fine in the private and or corporate sector, there is plenty of camouflage there that has been traditionally been used to hide political embarrassments to which various administrations find themselves beholden (obligated to keep happy for whatever reason).

    As for shifting this to the prosecutors, Libby had opportunities to avoid these charges altogether, but like many individuals brought to account for similar actions on the lsat few years, he decided to take the fall for whatever reasons (misguided loyalty, compensation, etc) but that is between him and the administration he works for. Libby might have been a fall boy, but he didn’t fall, he jumped.

    As for Plame, I specifically mentioned it as a karmic issue since your comments regarding his lost livelihood seemed to be founded in sympathy rather than justice. If anything we’ve seen from the restructuring of judicial aspects of our system in the last few years, sympathy, civility and humanity aren’t exactly within its realm of priorities (except when the current president chose to intervene on the behalf of Libby).

    I am surprised that you are absolutely endorsing a president’s power of commute/pardon. I suppose that includes the pardoning of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton’s pardoning spree?

  5. J. Ragland says:

    I think he’ll probably be fine: if anything, Toyota should pay his legal costs, since he’s proved conclusively that the Prius can go over a hundred miles an hour.

  6. Mystech says:

    I’d never even considered that angle. Talk about “over clocking” your electronics!

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