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By Ed Driscoll · July 4, 2007 01:59 PM · Muggeridge's Law · The Return of the Primitive

Schadenfreude overload alert:

Al Gore III, youngest child of Himself, has been arrested and jailed for possession of marijuana and illegally prescribed prescription drugs, including Xanax, Valium, and Vicodin -- and for trying to evade arrest by leading police on a merry chase up to 100 m.p.h...

...in his Prius.

You know, Big Al should tell Little Al that it somewhat defeats the purpose of shelling out extra cash for a high-fuel-efficiency Prius if you’re going to drive the sucker north of 100 mph -- also forcing the pursuing cops to chase you at even faster speeds in their big gas-guzzlers.

As penance, perhaps Big Al can arrange to have Little Al sentenced to buying some more carbon-emission trade-offs.

Just to bring this post full circle, recall that it was a traffic accident involving Al III as a child that, if Gore is to be believed, mystically set him on his path towards becoming the Goracle.

Update: Detailed analysis of the vehicle in question here:

Meanwhile, Tim Blair looks at worldwide ticket sales--or lack thereof--for Al's Live Earth concerts this weekend. And in a pefect demonstration of Blair's Law in action, Al "Digital Brownshirts" Gore has invited Cat Stevens, aka Yusef ''I might ring somebody who might do more damage to [Salman Rushdie] than he would like" Islam to jam at the Hamburg portion of Live Earth.

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