Vice President and Al Franken Present Second
"No Gobbledygook Award"

Gobbledygook Award

Vice President Gore, with comedian Al Franken in tow (far right), presented the second No Gobbledygook Award on August 5 to Chris Fontecchio and Richard Hoops from the Bureau of Land Management. Chris and Richard shortened a dense, full-page regulation to a crisp, four-sentence paragraph. The Vice President praised the effort, but Franken, as "Citizen Al," protested. Citizen Al said most laws are "too short." The plain language effort is about the "short attention span" of the MTV generation, he said. News Release
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