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Gores' Divorce: Blame Bush?

Family friend Sally Quinn says they 'never got over' 2000
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2010 7:26 AM CDT
Updated Jun 2, 2010 7:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – How to explain the unexpected divorce of Al and Tipper Gore? Here's the No. 1 theory: George W. Bush did it. Family friend Sally Quinn tells CBS News that the couple simply never recovered from losing the 2000 election. “He's obviously suffered a lot,” Quinn said. “He'll never get over that, and neither will she.” Conservatives are predictably outraged.

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But beyond “blame Bush,” there aren't many theories out there. Friends of both vigorously deny that either took a hike on the Appalachian Trail, according to Time. The couple has been saying they just grew apart. “I know people are feeling surprised, but there’s just not a lot of drama behind this,” one adviser told the New York Times. “They remain very close friends.” (Read more Al Gore stories.)

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