After 40 blissful years, Al and Tipper Gore have decided to "split the blanket," as we say in the south. They say they have grown apart, and that there is no affair involved.
So, they have grown apart, have they? Al is gone all the time. They have developed different interests. Somehow, after 40 years, this doesn't seem like much of a reason to divorce, to me.
They are 63 years old, for heaven's sake. Whatever happened to spending their twilight years together - companionship, and all that jazz? Or, is it possible that the marriage wasn't all that strong, after all?
Whatever happened to the couple who were once one of the inspirations for "Love Story?" We'll have to wait and see what the real reason might be. I'm not buying the old "grown apart" excuse.
Maybe we ought to delete the "'til death do us part" words in the wedding ceremony, like we have deleted the word "obey." Maybe we should just go back to jumping over a broom handle to get married, and jumping back over it to divorce. Or, we could sign a contract that has to be renewed every few years.