Wednesday, July 4, 2007

But he was in a Prius, so that makes it okay

Dad's focused on carbon emissions, Mom's focused on obscenity emissions, but no one is worried about what's going INTO little Al Gore III.

The 24-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested for drug possession on Wednesday after he was stopped for allegedly speeding in his hybrid Toyota Prius, a sheriff's official said.

Al Gore III -- whose father is a leading advocate of policies to fight global warming -- was driving his environmentally friendly car at about 100 miles per hour on a freeway south of Los Angeles when he was pulled over by an Orange County sheriff's deputy at about 2:15 a.m..

A subsequent search yielded a small amount of marijuana, along with prescription drugs including Valium, Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. There were no prescriptions found, he said.

Here's a suggestion, Mom and Dad: tell little Al that his behavior is encouraging smoking, emitting CO2 and particulates from his marijuana smoke, and padding the profit margins of Big Pharma. That oughta wake him up to the dangers of the path he's on.

And even though it's good publicity for Toyota to show California drivers that a Prius can do 100, don't pat him on the head for that -- it's not exactly conducive to highway safety.

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