House members side against Gore

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.

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

okay.’



If only relations with that other house were so easy.



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