al gore may have beaten George W. Bush on points in their first debate in 2000, but he audibly sighed.
al gore surprised the television world when his Current TV landed Keith Olbermann.
And although al gore was not the president, he was the incumbent vice president and had the same problem in 2000.
Old English gor "dirt, dung, filth, shit," a Germanic word (cf. Middle Dutch goor "filth, mud;" Old Norse gor "cud;" Old High German gor "animal dung"), of uncertain origin. Sense of "clotted blood" (especially shed in battle) developed by 1560s.
"triangular piece of ground," Old English gara, related to gar "spear" (see gar), on the notion of "triangularity." Hence also meanings "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular piece of cloth" (early 14c.).