Remember how the Dean campaign got in trouble the second Al Gore endorsed the candidate? The minute I heard Gore was going to make a speech demanding Rumsfeld’s firing yesterday, I thought I’d make some joke about how with Gore on the case Rumsfeld’s job is safer than ever.

But the Gore speech was actually sort of sad — don’t fail to examine the troubling photograph of Gore speaking on Lucianne and be sure to read John Podhoretz’s “Gore Goes Ga Ga” piece in today’s New York Post. This guy is one of the tragic stories in American politics.