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Al Gore gets cited in Oregon!!

Al Gore, the former vice president was cited for speeding in Oregon...going 75 in a 55...to quote from the newspaper article "Gore who was alone, was issued a $141 tiecte for driving 75 mph on a highway in the northwest corner of the state, police said this week. The speedlimit is 55. He was isseud the ticket on Aug 3 by Lt, Dale Rutledge of the Oregon State Polics. Gore will pay the fine, spokesman Mile Feldman told the Associated Press Friday. The trooper who stooped Gore didn't recongize him until he presented his license, Sgt. Adrewn Merila Told KATU-TV. The trooper said that Gore, who carried Oregon when he ran for president in 2000, was polite through the encouter"

This article was found in the The Herald-Sun, Durham, North Carolina paper on Sat. Aug 21, 2004
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Al Gore gets cited in Oregon!!

I'm thinking the officer who issued the ticket will be audited by the IRS next year.....


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Al Gore gets cited in Oregon!!

I guess he would be polite if he expects to run for any sort of political office and get any votes

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Al Gore gets cited in Oregon!!

I doubt he'll be running for any office ever again...

majority vote in the presidential election != victory

If I were Al Gore - I'd just do what Bob Dole does and go around making appearances while making fun of myself.


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majority vote in the presidential election != victory
It should. It really, really should. Else the president isn't representing the masses. Though I am not a fan of Al Gore. He looks boring and snobbish as hell.

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You know it's shit like this that pisses me off.Politicians thinking that because they make laws,they are above them. For instance, one asshole I would love to get my hands on,because he would beg me for death if I did.


Janklow-Scott Car-Motorcycle Crash Draws National Scrutiny
A popular politician speeds, runs a stop sign, and kills a motorcyclist. The motorcycle community wonders if political clout will supress justice and if we are second-class citizens. By Art Friedman.



Bill Janklow in 2002

August 21: Randy Scott probably never thought that a short motorcycle ride on Satuday afternoon could cost him his life.

When South Dakota Congressman and former South Dakota governor Bill Janklow decided to drive 20 mph over the speed limit, he probably didn't expect to kill someone.

But that's what happened. Police reports say Janklow was going 75 mph in a 55-mph zone and that he ran a stop sign without slowing at the intersection where the accident occurred. Scott, who had no stop sign limiting him, struck the congressman's speeding Cadillac on its left side, just behind the driver's door. He was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene. Janklow suffered some head injuries himself and a hand injury. Reports say that neither driver tested positive for alcohol or drugs.

Janklow has an extensive history of speeding, has even referred to it in speeches, and has obtained numerous tickets for it. He has never been jailed or had his license suspended. At the scene, he said he swerved to avoid another car, but no such vehicle was seen by witnesses and both vehicles were in their lanes. He has previously told that same story when he got in trouble on the road.

There are many articles covering the crash on the web (search for Janklow + motorcycle). We think this UPI story is one of the better articles about the event.

For many motorcyclists, the issue is whether motorcyclists can get justice in such a situation, especially when the other party is what one report describes as "the most popular governor in South Dakota history." In previous cases elsewhere, politicians have been let off with a slap on the wrist. To many motorcyclists, this just implies that motorcyclists' lives lost are not worth a penalty. We have begun receiving emails suggesting that, if South Dakota authorities do not charge Janklow with anything serious, that motorcyclists should boycott the Sturgis Rally (South Dakota's largest tourist event and one which Janklow as governor supported) or move the event out of South Dakota. The event is credited with bringing tens of millions of dollars to the state.

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) regards the accident as a classic example of other motorists negligence killing motorcyclists.

The AMA issued this statement today:

AMA SAYS JANKLOW CASE PART OF DEADLY NATIONAL TREND

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