In case you hadn’t noticed, Al Gore scooped up another degree at last month’s University of Tennessee commencement ceremonies, despite protests by Knoxville Tea Partiers and Lord Christopher Monckton. If Dr. Al’s honorary doctorate of laws in ecology and evolutionary biology warrants another trophy room, perhaps he and Tipper can showcase it at their new newly purchased pied-a-terre on the Left Coast.
The $9 million dollar manse in swanky Montecito California, home to celebs like Oprah Winfrey and Michael Douglas, is described as an Italian design with six fireplaces, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms – and an ocean view. Strangely enough, there was no mention of this acquisition in the mainstream press. Apparently the new abode  is within shouting distance of Dennis Miller’s pad, which prompted Dennis to suggest that he and Fox News pal Bill O’Reilly just might go trick or treating at Al’s house this year.
Photo courtesy of Newsbusters.org. 
Deborah Lambert writes the Squeaky Chalk column for Accuracy in Academia .