Maybe I’m alone in this, but ever since the 2000 presidential race, I’ve noticed that Al Gore’s campaign style has become more like Al Pacino’s acting style: the way you prove you’re serious about anything is to yell really loud. Though I think Gore’s real motivation is to prove he isn’t a robot. Anyway, I guess that’s why I thought a fundraising e-mail I just got from Al was so funny. Here’s the opening:
Back in Tennessee there’s an old saying: When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
Oh, and I don’t believe this is an old Tennessee saying. It’s a variant of an ancient cliche common among lawyers since caveman days.