Singer/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.