Okay, so you may have heard that Al Gore has been accused by a red headed masseuse in Portland of everything from "inappropriateness" to "sexual assault" during a massage scheduled at some point in his stay at the Hotel Lucia. Here is the full story as reported by the Washington Post.
Gore and the masseuse agree that: He was staying at that Portland hotel under the alias Mr. Stone and he requested an abominable massage.
Gore's account is that he received the massage without incident and the masseuse left him on good terms.
The red head told the police (after some months of repeatedly canceling appointments with them) that he requested services slightly lower on his person, which she refused.
While political pundits and late night comedians are using this as fodder for laughs and another assessment of Gore's legacy, tight on the heels of the announcement of his separation from his wife of 40 years I think there is but one question to ask:
What the hell is an abominable massage?