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Everyone knows  Al Gore likes to eat. But should a dinner run a guy $28,500?

Apparently, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) thinks supporters should fork over a small fortune for a "private" dinner with the former VP.

Here's the text of the e-mail I just received:

This Saturday, May 31st, Vice-President Al Gore will be coming to New York City to raise funds for the Democratic National Committee. After a long, healthy, and grueling campaign season, it's time to unite as a party. By funding the DNC, your funds will go to aiding the Democratic nominee for the long fight ahead against Senator McCain.  Whether you're a Clinton or Obama supporter, please consider contributing to the DNC to ensure a Democratic victory in November. I hope to see you on Saturday for what promises to be a memorable evening.

Tickets for the reception are $1000 and tickets to the private dinner are $28,500.

How's that for an inconvenient truth ?