Monday, April 23, 2007

"Don't touch me!": Rove

What a tool. At the white house correspondents dinner on Saturday, singer/HuffPo journalist Sheryl Crow and global warming activist Laurie David got to meet the Great White Slug himself. They took the opportunity to ask him some questions about the administration's approach to global warming:

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.

We felt compelled to remind him that the research is done and the results are in ( Mr. Rove exploded with even more venom. Like a spoiled child throwing a tantrum, Mr. Rove launched into a series of illogical arguments regarding China not doing enough thus neither should we. (Since when do we follow China's lead?)

Rove kept trying to brush them off and run away -- he had no interest in responding to questions from a couple of American taxpayers, AKA the People Who Pay His Goddamn Salary. When he tried to walk away, Ms. Crow reached out to touch his arm, prompting Rove to say "Don't touch me." The she let him have it:

"...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.""

So Rove's response to perfectly reasonable questions from the people he works for, his bosses, is to be dismissive, sarcastic and bullying, culminating in a venomous "Don't touch me". Could there possibly be a more graphic example of the self-interest, arrogance, and total disdain for the people that characterizes the Bush white house?

UPDATE: Did I say tool? What I meant was "whiny-ass titty-baby".