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Every day is a winding Rove

photo-from-huffington-post.jpgSinger/songwriter Sheryl Crow and Laurie David, producer of the Academy Award-winning “An Inconvenient Truth,” had a run-in with White House political adviser Karl Rove at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night in Washington, D.C., according to their blog entry at the Huffington Post. Apparently he got pretty defensive when they pressed him on the Bush Administration’s global-warming policy:

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.”

UPDATE @ 2:37 PM MONDAY: The Corner, a blog at the National Review Online, has another perspective on what went down.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.