I didn’t know that Al Gore is a death penalty supporter. I’m very strongly against the death penalty, and I have to say that I’m quite disappointed in the Vice President. I credit him for being honest enough to admit that enforcing the death penalty means that innocent people will die. The one thing that came across to me in the course of reading the interview is that Al Gore is an unabashed political pragmatist. If the Republicans take soft money, he’s going to take soft money. He’s not going to raise tax rates on the rich, and he’s willing to compromise on the Endangered Species Act. Pretty boring, but effective in Washington, I guess. Too bad about the death penalty, but it’s not like I’m going to vote for George Bush, Jr. or John McCain.