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Monday, April 23, 2007

Sheryl Crow v. Karl Rove

posted by on April 23 at 9:02 AM

It seems that MC Rove doesn’t like being touched by attractive women. What a fag.

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Sheryl...not Cheryl.

Posted by Kate | April 23, 2007 9:19 AM
How hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow?
Oh, come on. He was being hostile and combative. Fine, go with that. But what the heck? I don't want to be touched by Sheryl Crow. Does that make me hardened and removed from reality?
Posted by wench | April 23, 2007 9:22 AM

Actually, the were the ones that were rude - not Karl. It's gauche to do that at the Correspondents Dinner. It's a night to "not talk shop" so-to-speak.

Posted by but then again | April 23, 2007 9:27 AM

I want to be touched my Sheryl Crow.

Posted by elswinger | April 23, 2007 9:29 AM

It is an insult to faggotry to accuse Carl Rove of being a fag. Please don't do that again.

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 23, 2007 9:35 AM

@3.. Grrrrrrrr. Bullshit. These jerks go out of their way to be inaccessible to the public. If the correspondents dinner gives someone an opportunity to confront them, they have every right to take it, and he has the absolute duty and obligation to be polite, at the very least. We really have to kill this idea that public servants get to dictate the time and manner of their accountability to the public. Fuck that.

The idea of them getting together and palling around with the press corps that's failing miserably to hold them to account is offensive enough to begin with.

Posted by Tone | April 23, 2007 9:43 AM

Much as I think Carl Rove is a spineless worm, one of the most repulsive people in the White House, and a person who deserves all the bad karma he has coming to him, I don't think he was totally out of line here.

They were at a function that was supposed to harmless entertainment. It was not a press conference or a senate hearing. Sheryl Crow and Laurie David all but ambushed him in a completely inappropriate setting. Rove is an ass, and Crow and David were right in their policy positions, but they come across as shrill scolds from the left in their article.

If the positions had been reversed, if Sheryl Crow was trying to walk away and Carl Rove reached out and grabbed her arm, we'd all be accusing him of assault. Why is it okay because Sheryl Crow is a famous and pretty singer?

There is probably no one in the White House more deserving of a good sound thrashing than Carl Rove. But this isn't the way to go about it.

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 23, 2007 9:44 AM

@7 - not a good way to go about it? OK dude, then why don't you tell me what a good way is? It's not like Karl Rove puts himself out there on a regular basis to confront those of us who think his methods and ideology are driving this country into the ground. Look at the man's history of threats and attacks on his opposition - it's not like he respects context when he's spreading the Bush Administration's lies...

Posted by Hernandez | April 23, 2007 9:54 AM

Say waa...? I can't believe you people are actually standing up for Rove!

People, it's not like they ambushed him at his home while he was on his way to get the morning paper- he was at a White House social function with, and get this- REPORTERS! Is it so far outside the realm of reality to believe at least one of them *might* ask you some questions??

Is it so much to ask that our public servants at the very least have some tact when dealing with uncomfortable questions? There is something seriously wrong with Rove if one blogger can cause him to completely shut down and have a temper tantrum.

And #5 is right Dan. Please don't group him with us. Mary Cheney is giving us enough problems as it is.

Posted by Colin | April 23, 2007 10:08 AM

The sad thing is that this is probably the gayest WH we have had since the civil war, but since they're all in the closet, the resulting actions have all been disastrous.

Self-hate will do that to you.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 23, 2007 10:32 AM

It sounds like a group of annoying people. Rove was an asshole, though I certainly wouldn't expect tact from him. But Sheryl's "you work for us" line was also rather tactless.

Posted by him | April 23, 2007 11:04 AM

That Rove says "I do not work for you" to Sheryl Crow just sums up the Bush adminstration attitude. If you disagree with Bush policy you apparently are not considered to be an American.

I can can live with that. I do not need a president or his henchmen to validate my standing as an American.
In fact I would be quite proud if President shit for brains considers me as his enemy. I pray that I am on the Bush enemies list.

Posted by Mary | April 23, 2007 11:29 AM

Rove apparently is not comfortable around his betters.

Posted by Harold | April 23, 2007 12:00 PM

The whole point of a "correspondent's dinner" is that it is supposed to be social function where the reporters specifically don't ask questions. Where everyone makes nice.

You can argue whether or not a correspondent's dinner is even a good idea in the first place. Personally, I find the whole concept stupid. I've actually attended one of these locally here in Seattle for WA politicians, and the whole event made me want to retch.

But if you are going to go to such an event, with the clear understanding that everyone is supposed to make nice and not ask questions, then you are expected to go with the flow.

I don't mean to defend Rove. Let me be clear that I think Rove is a turd. Probably the worst weasel in the White House (and that is saying a lot, given the plethora of weasels currently abusing the White House). I think he should do jail time. But ambushing him at a correspondent's dinner just make Sheryl Crow look like a whiny dipshit.

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 23, 2007 12:08 PM

@14 - Correction: a whiny dipshit with a potentially dirty asshole (see Brendan Kiley's latest slog post)

Posted by Hernandez | April 23, 2007 12:11 PM

#11 Kind of like telling the cop who is writing you a ticket "Hey Buddy, my taxes pay your salary!"

Still, this administration has made it clear that it only represents the people that voted for them.

Posted by elswinger | April 23, 2007 3:51 PM

Rove is the darkest force that has ever haunted the halls of the White House. Even if she lopped off his evil head and took a sh-t down his neck it would not have been inappropriate. that being said, Sheryl "can't spare a square" Crow sucks big time. So the best case scenario would have been if they both strangled each other to death. dammit, so close!

Posted by longball | April 23, 2007 5:15 PM

Attractive? That chick is a skank!

Posted by Bill Chandler | April 29, 2007 9:25 PM

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