Al Gore conceded last week that to win the presidency, he’d have to learn to appease members of the house.
Al Gore conceded last week that to win the presidency, he’d have to
learn to appease members of the house.
Not the Republican ones in DC, mind you, but Tracy Mayberry and family,
who rent a Nashville pad from the Veep for dollars 400 a month (think of
it as a low-rent alternative to the Lincoln Bedroom).
After repeated calls regarding plumbing problems resulted in an eviction
notice, the Mayberry clan went to the press. Unfortunately for Gore, the
family makes for a sympathetic bunch: Mayberry’s husband is physically
disabled, while one daughter is mentally retarded and the other suffers
from a seizure disorder. Local media ran the story last Friday, and the
AP immediately picked it up.
Sensing a PR disaster, Gore contacted Mayberry the next day, promising
not only to fix the damage but to foot the bill for temporary housing
while the repairs were being done.
’Before, I was really upset with him,’ Mayberry says. ’Right now, my
opinion varies. If he’ll uphold his end of the bargain, that’s
If only relations with that other house were so easy.