Hell hath no fury like a Presidential contender's wife scorned. Former second lady Tipper Gore is urging her husband, Al, to challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2008 presidential nomination-in what may be a score-settling move against the woman Mrs. Gore has long regared as "difficult" and overly ambitious.
"If he were going to run in the future, of course I would support him," Mrs. Gore told ABC News' Claire Shipman on Tuesday. "I'd think he'd be a fantastic president. He already got a majority of votes of people in this country once, and so that says something."
Relations between Mrs. Gore and the first lady-turned-presidential front-runner have never been good. In 2001, Vanity Fair magazine quoted aides to the two women who said they basically despised each other.
"Hillary thinks that Tipper is an unintellectual, nice lady who doesn't have a brain in her head," a Clinton aide claimed. "Tipper thinks Hillary's an ambitious, rather uncoordinated, grasping, difficult woman," a Gore insider countered. I'd start saving up on popcorn.