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No political message intended ... It's just rather funny!

Tipper Gore discovered that her husband's great great uncle, Gunther
Gore, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Tennessee in 1889.

The only existing photograph shows him standing on the gallows. On the
back of the picture is this inscription: "Gunther Gore; horse thief. Sent to
Tennessee Prison 1883, escaped 1887. Robbed the Tennessee Flyer six
times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."

After letting President Clinton's large staff of professional image
consultants review this discovery, they took the following actions to
assist Al's campaign to become our next president. They decided to crop
Gunther's picture, scan it in as an enlarged image, and edited it with image
processing software so that all that is seen in the final picture is a
head shot. Along with this enhanced photo the accompanying biographical
sketch was sent to the Associated Press which reads:

"Gunther Gore was a famous cattleman in early Tennessee history. His
business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian
assets and intimate dealings with the Tennessee railroad company. Beginning in
1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government
facility, finally taking leave to resume his business enterprise with
the railroad. In 1887 he was a key player in a vital investigation run by
the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889 Gunther regrettably died
suddenly during an important civic function held in his honor when the
platform on which he was standing collapsed."