The Quality of Journalism is Not Strained

Fun reader challenge: determine what Al Gore said to George Bush in his concession retraction. More precisely, what were his exact words about being "snippy"? Possible contenders:

  • "You don't have to get snippy about this," (

  • "Well, there's no reason to get snippy," (

  • "You don't have to be snippy about it." (

  • " snippy." (

  • "Don't get snippy about it." (

Not a wide range, perhaps, but five mutually contradictory possibilities seems a bit much. Welcome to the world's largest and most expensive game of Telephone.