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Keith Olbermann: Al Gore Is a “Clod”

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter [2] on his return to ESPN and his rocky detour into political commentary, Keith Olbermann didn’t mince any words when it came to describing Al Gore, his former boss at Current TV:

When you’re working for somebody whom you admired politically, who turns out to be a clod, the scales fall from your eyes. Sorry. Al underdelivered. I mean that’s just simply the case. I don’t want to dwell on it, but it’s true.

Olbermann didn’t exactly set the world on fire in the ratings department at Current, but that’s another story.

I just wonder why it took so long for Olbermann to realize what many of us have known for years about Gore—though in the case of these two “clods,” I assume their differences were more personal than ideological?