Sometimes a mansion in Tennessee just isn’t enough. When you’re busy jetting around the world saving humanity from the terrors of global warming, you really need a west coast getaway. So global warming hypocrite Al Gore has now purchased a little place in California.
Oh, wait. Did we say “little place”? Not exactly. It’s a huge friggin’ estate overlooking the Pacific ocean in toney Montecito, California.
The Los Angeles Times reports the hypocritical news:
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal.
The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
For those of you who don’t live in California, let us explain local real estate terminology.
“Peekaboo ocean view” means you can see the ocean if you stand on a chair and look out the kitchen window.
“Ocean view” means you can see a patch of blue without standing on the chair.
“Oceanfront” means there are actual waves lapping at your back door.
Some people wonder why a man as wealthy as Gore didn’t spring for an oceanfront house.
Well, the fact is that Al Gore is just plain smarter than we common folk. He knows that as the oceans rise, his new house will eventually become oceanfront.
Source: Los Angeles Times