Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Al Gore and the Alpha Girls - The Rittenhouse Review has a very entertaining and intelligent article up on the tempestuous relationship between Al Gore and the teenage girls that run out press corps. If you picked up even one news magazine this past summer, you probably got an earful about "Alpha Girls", "Beta Girls", and "Gamma Girls." In a nutshell, the Alphas are the Heathers who run the school, the Betas are the wannabes, and the Gammas are those poor misguided souls who think school is actually about learning and friendship is about caring and therefore fail to see the emotional war that surrounds them. Jim Cappozzola looks at the bizarre way the press attacks Gore and concludes that the punditry is made up of Alphas and Betas, with most of the Gammas being in the blogosphere.

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