Checking in at a whopping 280 pounds, former Vice President and present Earth Saver, Al Gore, has left the "Save The Whales" organization to begin a new venture called "Join The Whales".
"I've got a glandular condition anyway so it doesn't matter what I eat and no one believes the 'fat suit' tale I've tried passing around so I've decided to quit saving whales and join them", stated Gore. "Of course we plant trees in the Great Smokey Mountains, Tipper and me, or have the park rangers plant them for us, so eating a little extra won't hurt the earth."
When asked if he had sought medical help for his glandular condition, Gore replied that he had tried but that the pills made him hungry.
"Everything seems to make me hungry but the pills made it worse."
Gore has now asked people like Kirstie Alley and Linda Ronstadt to join in and forget the weight loss and begin planting trees.
"I've finished on one mountain and starting on the second one. We've also got trees planted in Brazil and small gardens planted all over Central America, but I admit that I'm a little behind", he joked as only Al Gore can. "Butt I should be able to catch up by doubling up on the tree planting."
Gore said he has made contacts all over the world in his new venture and even helped a family in Afghanistan.
"They were growing poppies to sell for opium because they needed the income to feed their families. I suggested that they grow food instead of poppies to begin with and it was like a light bulb...the new fluorescent ones of course, went off in the farmer's head."
Gore said the organizing of the new "Join The Whales" will begin this weekend at his home in east Tennessee.
"We've got a big room here at the house that five of us can easily fit into."