Long a friend of Bill Clinton, and serving as his VP for eight years, will we see former Vice President Al Gore attending Chelsea’s wedding? Their family spokesman says ‘no.’ The latest announcement comes as the former VP’s marriage is crumbling, and an investigation into his alleged sexual of a masseuse is reopened. Check out the full story, with pictures and video below!
The snub is a complete turnaround to the couple’s statements earlier this year, where they were said to be “looking forward” to the young Clinton’s marriage. Some say it may not have been a snub at all, as no one has confirmed they were even invited.
“The word is if you don’t know Chelsea personally, you’re off the list,” said New York magazine editor Doree Shafrir. Still, it’s hard to imagine the former VP wouldn’t get an invite. Answering reporters’ questions about Al Gore attending Chelsea’s wedding, a family spokesman said to the press:
“The Gores are not attending the wedding. They both wish Chelsea well, believe she is a wonderful young woman, and they share in the family’s excitement.”
Al isn’t the only one under fire due to the marriage though; her dad Bill says he’s under strict orders to shape up for the ceremony. Talking to the press earlier this year, the former President described a conversation he had with his daughter regarding his weight.
“She told me the other day, she said, ‘Dad the only thing you gotta do is walk me down the aisle and you need to look good.’ So I said ‘Well, what’s your definition?’ And she said: ‘Oh, about 15 pounds.’ So I’m halfway home.”
While a month with Jenny Craig will solve Bill’s problems, Al may need a little more help. Portland police told the press Tuesday that inconsistencies in their investigation of a case involving the alleged sexual assault of a masseuse hired by the former VP to massage him in his hotel room call for the case to be reopened.
“In reviewing this case, we have determined there were procedural issues with the 2009 investigation that merit re-opening the case. There should have been command level review at the time on the specifics of this case and decisions on whether the investigation should go forward.”
By no means does this indicate any of the results will change, but the bad press couldn’t come at a worse time for the former VP. What do you think of the news about Al Gore attending Chelsea’s wedding? Is the snub a good idea, or a bad idea given his current marital and legal situation? Let me know what you think in the comment section! And don’t miss the photos and video below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/White House Official Photographer, C.M. Wiggins, RK