Diary

In his quest to tweak Al Gore, Republican hotshot Jim Nicholson is producing some of the most memorable PR of the early days of the Presidential campaign.

In his quest to tweak Al Gore, Republican hotshot Jim Nicholson is producing some of the most memorable PR of the early days of the Presidential campaign. As chairman of the Republican National Committee, Nicholson's name was obviously nowhere to be found on the list of invites to Gore's official declaration of his presidential candidacy. That did not deter him, however, from getting in on the act. Nicholson threw his own party at the Veep's 'real' boyhood home?Washington's ritzy Westin Fairfax Hotel, where Al spent many of his early years when his father was a US Senator. Party guy Nicholson also used the occasion to celebrate Erich Segal's 62nd birthday. Gore, you'll recall, had once claimed that he and his wife provided the inspiration for the leading characters of Segal's mushy Love Story. The RNC's invitation to the press conference, sent to the Beltway's media elite, had fun with the supposed close relationship between the author and the Gores. 'Maybe it's no coincidence that (Gore) has picked Segal's birthday as the date of his Presidential campaign announcement,' it read. Gore was said to be unamused by the stunt. Parry away, sweet politicos.

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