Sunday, April 22, 2007

Karl Rove confronted on global warming

By Laurie David and Sheryl Crow last night at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Karl was "combative," they write, in an animated description of their encounter with the dark side. His rude goodbye to them is telling:
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? Unphased, 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."
Those on the right wing of the spectrum certainly are bothered by the topic, aren't they? It's like some pesky, inconvenient issue has been forced upon them by Al Gore and they wish to run as far as they can in the opposite direction. Even when the lovely Sheryl Crow is trying to speak to you. What a shame.