BusinessWeek and the Baltimore Sun have both published articles looking at the recent appointment of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to Apple’s Board of Directors. “With its stock price down over the past two years, the last thing Apple shareholders want or need is a celebrity director with zero business experience, aside from the business of fund-raising and politicking,” writes BW’s Alex Salkever. “Gore might make a wonderful contribution to Apple in some other capacity. But Jobs & Co. should think long and hard about the message it sends to shareholders with this appointment.” The Sun’s David Zeiler says that “Apple’s board had reasons for bringing in Gore that it preferred not to disclose. Advice in coping with government regulations and technology-related legislation would be valid reasons that Apple may have thought too gauche to trumpet.”