Barr, as you may recall, has reason to be pretty P.O.'d at Gore because of the way he was treated by Gore's former boss.
Here's Judicial Watch's report:
Conservative Georgia Congressman Bob Barr spearheaded the 1998-1999 effort to have President Clinton impeached and thus became a target for retaliation. The Clinton administration’s Department of Justice and the FBI allegedly used government-acquired information to smear the Congressman’s reputation thereby interfering with his duties and responsibilities during the House impeachment hearings.
After reading a report that the Clinton White House had compiled a special file on him, Congressman Barr requested access to his file under the Privacy Act. Despite law and court ruling to the contrary, both the General Accounting Office and the Clinton Justice Department held that the Privacy Act did not apply to the White House and refused to turn the information over.
Barr joins Jack Murtha joins the League of the Hopelessly Misled. He is connecting necessary and controlled electronic spying on possible operatives in the US who are communicating with international terrorists with the sort of despicable political dirty tricks our nation's fine eavesdropping laws are designed to protect us from.
Clinton was trying to neutralize potential domestic enemies; Bush is trying to neutralize a potential next Sept. 11 -- and Barr can't tell the difference.
Strange as that seems, he's just as dazed and confused as many ... most? ... Americans.