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Friday, January 26, 2024


Photograph of Al Gore by AP's Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

The other day CNN’s Ramishah Maruf wrote “Al Gore is stepping down from Apple’s Board of Directors—but only because he’s too old to be renominated.” 

 Apple reportedly has a longstanding policy that its directors cannot stand for reelection after reaching the age of 75. That means Gore’s time is up as he’s almost 76. He was appointed in 2003. 

 If Mr. Gore chooses this blog believes he will land on his feet as former U.S. Senators and Vice Presidents and Nobel Prize winners usually do (BTW: he's also won an Oscar and an Emmy in his career). 

If this 14-year-old daily online magazine that you are reading at this very moment had a board of directors we would extend Mr. Gore an invitation to join. 

Alas, given the age of founders, Al Gore is far too young to join our non-existent BOD. 

Lest we Forget: Al Gore, in full Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., (born March 31, 1948, Washington, D.C., U.S.), U.S. politician. He is the son of Albert Gore, who served in the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. 

After graduating from Harvard University, he briefly attended divinity school before serving in the Vietnam War as a military reporter (1969–71). He worked as a reporter for The Tennessean in Nashville (1971–76) while attending first divinity school and then law school at Vanderbilt University. 

He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977–85) and later the Senate (1985–93). 

A Democrat, he was Bill Clinton’s vice presidential running mate in 1992 and served two terms (1993–2001) as vice president under Clinton. 

As the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000, he won more than 500,000 more popular votes than Republican George W. Bush but narrowly lost the electoral vote (271–266). 

Gore subsequently devoted much of his time to environmental issues, and his 2006 film on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. For his environmental work, he received, with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace. In 2007 he also earned an Emmy Award for creative achievement in interactive television for Current TV, a user-generated-content channel he cofounded in 2005.—Britannica.

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