The Washington Times - June 4, 2010, 12:38PM

Perhaps the United States ought to reexamine its use of the electoral college in the event the method the nation has used to elect leaders for more than 200 years should lead to the dissolution of any more marriages. Something akin to this would seem to have been the message relayed by Sally Quinn, a friend of former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper Gore, to CBS News this week after the couple announced their separation after 40 years of marriage. 

“[L]osing the electoral vote … according to family friend Sally Quinn … may have done the marriage irreparable harm,” CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said during segment on the split. In a clip, Quinn said ofthe Gores and the loss of the presidency: “He’s obviously suffered a lot. He’ll never get over that and neither will she.”

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We think, actually, that Mr. Gore’s busy schedule of single-handedly attempting to tackle the natural phenomenon of “global warming” while using a private jet and residing in two massive mansions, his claiming to have invented the Internet and pretending to have been half of the inspiration for Erich Segal’s maudlin “Love Story” left little time for romance …