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By Hugh Hewitt
It began when Al Gore was a young man (read this to the music of Ravel's Bolero).
In the fall of 1968, Gore claimed he influenced the nomination acceptance speech of Hubert Humphrey through conversations with a Chicago Sun columnist. Gore asserted he was Humphrey's ghostwriter, but the columnist said he had nothing to do with that speech. Gore's claim wasn't true.
In 1987, Gore told the Des Moines Register, as he began his presi
dential campaign, that his youthful reporting led to the indictment and imprisonment of several people, but that wasn't true.
In August 1987, the Los Angeles Times reported that Gore bragged that half of his presidential campaign staff were women, but it wasn't true.
In February 1988, The Washington Post quoted Gore that he was shot at in Vietnam. It wasn't true. That claim was shot down by Newsweek in December 1999.
In April 1988, Gore told a League of Women Voters gathering that he wrote the Superfund law. Recently he changed his story because the real author of the lawwas James Florio.
On Oct. 30, 1992, Gore denied there was a dump on his father's farm, but national TV …