Speaking recently before a group of environmentalists, Al Gore mentioned the Carvel Ice Cream cake "Fudgie the Whale" as listed on a prominent endangered species list. Gore had heard that patrons of Carvel's often use the frame of the whale, if decorated differently, as a shape for a face. Mr. Gore somehow misinterpreted the practice, and stated "The fudge whale is being poached for it's frame. That's just one of the failings of the Bush Administration."
Mr. Gore's PR people scrambled to correct the mistake, offering the explanations that Mr. Gore is not a big fan of ice cream, as it's production leaves an unfavorable carbon footprint on the environment, and that the ice cream cake itself may have been "substantially degraded by global warming." They also suggested that the cake was somehow, possibly made with real whale ingredients, though this assertion was less clearly stated.
Mr. Gore, to his credit, took responsibility for the gaffe. "If this whale is alive and healthy, then we have no need to worry. Sometimes, in my zealousness, I seek to protect those who need no protection. Maybe I care too much." Mr. Gore offered in a statement to a joint EPA/ Ice Cream Workers Union Press conference..