Was Al Gore having an affair with environmentalist and activist Laurie David? The gossip magazines seem to think so and the New York Daily News did a story about the rumors yesterday. But it was interesting to note that the DN also suggests that Al may have been having a “gay affair.” That seems slightly preposterous to be quite honest. Not that he couldn’t be gay. He just seems very straight, very masculine. I mean, this idea of him cavorting with a man is so ridiculous it makes me laugh, it’s total comedy. I mean, is there nothing sacred? As for Laurie, she vehemently denies any wrong-doing. And frankly, if Al were going to divorce the mother of his children after 40 years of marriage, one would hope he’d get a younger, hotter Babe than Laurie. Not that she’s ugly. But she’s not better than Tipper.