You need to come out of the darkness. Read my post on al gore's BUY and you'll find topics to begin reading more about if you want to leave the depths of stupidity behind.
Gore can not sell those shares for a minimum of 6 months under the 16b rules, and he did not exercise in front of earnings out of the level of ignorance and stupidity unhedged short #$%$ seem to think everyone shares with you dopes.
Nope -- he exercised early to swith the ordinary gains on top of $485 to capital gains. Here's the best part for longs: he obviously knows the numbers are great coming on the 23rd. He doesn;t want to pay ordinary tax rates on that big bump and asuredly will be holding all 59k of those shares for LT capital gains treatment at just 20% vs the 39.6 % effective rate if he dies not hold them a year.
I hope #$%$ democrats are there to collect the 42% of capital gains - he should have waited 4 years when suck #$%$ president is out of office and stock is at $5,000 and republicans are in office - would not have paid any takes :)