One of the most apparently happy couples in public life–Al and Tipper Gore–recently announced their plans for their impending divorce.  After four decades of marriage, raising four children, caring for their son through a terrifying car accident and enduring four presidential campaigns . . . you would think they made it through the hard part, right?  Ummm, evidently not.

By the way, Al is now 62 and Tipper is 61.  Michelle Cottle in The New Republic writes, “By striking out on their own, the Gores are exchanging one romantic fairy tale for another, embracing the promise of “new beginnings.”


One romantic fairy tale for another?

Since when did divorcing at 60 from someone you have been married to for 40 years become a romantic fairy tale?