Was Al Gore Announcing His Intention To Run For President? Was He Kidding? We’ll Never Know Because Of That Irritating Oscar Orchestra! Damn You, Man With The Stick!

So during last night’s Oscar telecast, Al Gore was on stage with DiCaprio and they were doing one of those uncomfortable Oscar presenter/nominee bullshit exchanges , and Leo said something about Al making an announcement and Al pulled out a piece of paper and it sounded like he was going to announce his intention to enter the 2008 presidential race. We’ll never know, cuz’ of that damn you’ve-been-talking-too-long orchestra-cut-off thing. Ok, we probably will know because he’ll get around to it if he’s going to. Look, it was a boring ceremony and we’re begging for scraps here.

Queried on stage by actor Leonardo DiCaprio whether he had a “major, major announcement to the world here tonight,” former vice president Gore, whose film “An Inconvenient Truth” is nominated for an Academy Award, hesitated, and then pulled out an apparent statement to read.

“Since being up here, you’ve been very convincing,” the Democrat told the audience.

“Even though I honestly had not planned on doing this, I guess with a billion people watching, it’s as good as time as any. So, my fellow Americans, I’m going to take this opportunity right here and now to formally announce my intention…”

But suddenly the Oscars orchestra struck up its keynote tune, signalling that Gore and DiCaprio had overstayed their time and had to leave the stage — and leave the mystery of Gore’s intentions for the 2008 race still unanswered.

Didn’t he already win once?

UPDATE: Ease up, bitches. I realized he was kidding. Jesus Christ, I’m just reporting. Relax. God, take a muscle relaxant. Everyone’s all bitchy from their post-Oscar hangovers. ..