According to a recent editorial post written by Sheryl Crow and Laurie David (producer of The Inconvenient Truth), the two ladies approached Karl Rove at the recent White House Correspondents Dinner and MC Rove was, shall we say, less than receptive.
I am now looking for some YouTube-age of this priceless visual of Karl Rove getting so upset by all this global warming talk. Where were the cellphone cameras people?!
Who would have thought that Sheryl Crow, the woman who has subjected us to 'hits' like "All I Wanna Do," "Soak Up The Sun," and "Everyday Is A Winding Road" would have been able to delight indie-rockers by cornering Karl Rove and give him a bit of the intimidation technique he's dished out over the years. It's like the school bully getting shot down by the brainy kid. I love it!
Here's a wee bit of their story (you can read the full scoop on the Huffington Post):
We asked Mr. Rove if he would consider taking a fresh look at the science of global warming. Much to our dismay, he immediately got combative. And it went downhill from there.
We reminded the senior White House advisor that the US leads the world in global warming pollution and we are doing the least about it. Anger flaring, Mr. Rove immediately regurgitated the official Administration position on global warming which is that the US spends more on researching the causes than any other country.
In his attempt to dismiss us, Mr. Rove turned to head toward his table, but as soon as he did so, Sheryl reached out to touch his arm. Karl swung around and spat, "Don't touch me." How hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow? Unfazed, Sheryl abruptly responded, "You can't speak to us like that, you work for us." Karl then quipped, "I don't work for you, I work for the American people." To which Sheryl promptly reminded him, "We are the American people."