Perhaps I ruined the moment for some of his fans by making the same announcement a week ago. Gore, after all, had been nominated for running around like Chicken Little and saying "The sky is falling !"
His main competitor for the award saved the lives of 2,500 children in The Holocaust. For the committee, it was a no-brainer.
For me to announce the prize winner early was thoughtless and irresponsible. It was like revealing the end of a Yet-To-Be-Released Harry Potter book to a group of twelve year olds.
The Whited Sepulchre regrets the error.