Special effects maestro’s death leaves Al Gore in limbo

The death of special effects wizard Stan Winston leaves the status of former Vice President Al Gore uncertain.

Winston, who created the visual effects for “Jurassic Park” and “Aliens,” also animated the Al Gore puppet, which was so realistic that it ran for the presidency and received more popular votes than George W. Bush in 2000.

The Al Gore puppet is now being stored in a closet awaiting the decision of its handlers either to retain a new special effects firm to animate it or to sell it on eBay.