by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, People.

On the eve of Earth Day, Laurie David and Sheryl Crow decided to take their case of Global Warming to the top. While at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night, the two were introduced to Karl Rove. What transpired was nothing less than lunacy and venom from the White House adviser. I present to you a snippet of David’s account in her own words,

“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?)

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.'”

What a pompous ass. Instead of an intelligent conversation, we found an individual suddenly stuck in a corner having to answer some hard questions. Poor little Rove. His manners and “representation” are about as good as his rapping.

Hit the jump for more of Laurie’s impressions of the evening… 

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Karl Reinhold

    I applaud you Sheryl and Laurie for your inspirited Stop The Global Warming College concert tour… you are both great talents and role model teachers and the college students surely received a blessing of your wisdom. Karl Rove is very disturbing… I am so sorry for his wicked rudeness… For some time he has been my name-sake doppelganger as well as my dark twin on such crucial policy issues for humanity and life as the earth and needful Green Agendas…

    I am sorry that you all went such a distance with your clearly inspired and fruitful efforts to the seemingly symbolic “center of government” to face an “OZ” not wearing emerald earth colored glasses, who blew you off and then didn’t even reward you with a gesture of showing he had a heart, brain or courage worthy of his position…

    Your site’s heading says Karl was figuratively “run over by your tour bus” for his offenses… how strange… when I was 5yrs old I was run over by a bus!… not another twisted association! Please allow me to balance out the Karmic name of Karl by offering you a True Eco Payoff here in Madison, WI… a True Green-FRIENDLY Capital City! And how appropriate… for Gov. Gaylord Nelson a.k.a. Founder of Earth Day was Wisconsin’s Gov!

    Both myself and my brother/sister-in-law would surely offer you a Green Worthy Tour… they have recently Green Remodeled their home, Solar-Energy and Energy Efficient themes as well as Green Recycling Building Materials… and myself wearing emerald glasses over twenty years with similar pursuits… Madison has some great lakes and numerous parks of conservation including Aldo Leopold restorations and center… the UW-Madison campus is well respected in numerous fields of study and research… with its share of Green philosophy…

    And UW’s Camp Randall Stadium (which has had concerts in past… witnessed Pink Floyd 1988) is surely awaiting a most Honored Opportunity to host your College Tour for an encore gig in such a meaningful Green City whose ground is fertile to promote the heartfull and needed Green Message. Hint… Oct 12th would be a prime time to coincide with other potential great events of weekend and symbolic Columbus Day to awaken a chance to heal the past history and restore our true vision and heart of this Nation and World… God Bless your efforts Sheryl and Laurie and may the creative holy spirit inspire you and all of us towards healing this earth… Peace

  • John Jones

    Dear ladies above convention;
    I’m sorry that someone didn’t want to listen to you rant while they were trying to enjoy dinner. I’m sorry that all government officials do not work 24/7 sitting on the edge of their seats so that you can interrupt their dinner with their friends and associates.
    I know that your issue is the most important issue in all government because it’s YOUR issue and we should all listen to your opinion. I know that you had to make a scene in a public social event because after all, it’s all about your publicity.
    I know that is is all about you and your adgenda and you were NOT invited to the dinner to confront people… we need to change that. Some people forget that you are a big star and therefore, worthy of great respect because of your superior intelect and
    Oh, politeness — I forgot, it doesn’t apply to stars like you.
    I would write more but it’s hard to write and hold on to the world that’s revolving around you.

  • Mike

    Tell ya what tree huggers; shave your pits, take a shower and cut down a tree! I cut one done this weekend and it screeeeeeeeeeeeeeamed!!!! Sheryl Crow has the bod of Nichole Ritchie or however you spell that celeb’s nasty ass name!

  • Jim Italoboy

    Karl Rove, his Republican cronies, and his boss “the chimp” will all be sorry when the day comes that their precious oil runs out. The Earth will NOT be so forgiving at that time. Bravo Sheryl and Laurie! Hopefully his waiter had enough sense to spit in his food…I would have!!

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  • Jib Bell

    The problem is not about individuals, its about understanding solutions that provide real energy savings in the near term so that we see changes, and are motivated to do more. I keep hearing about the need for a “Manhattan Project” style objective. That is a find approach when there is really no other solution, but let’s go for some real savings now. We know that CFL’s have an impact, how do we get more people to recognize that?

    Also, companies like and the Texas A&M energy group (look up Re-Commissioning or see have solutions that can reduce energy usage in an average commercial building by 10-20% by optimizing the control software in the building. Across the nation that would result in reducing consumption of 500M barrels of oil/yr and the CO2 output of 25M cars.

    I think we should focus on real solutions.

  • Thomas K Arnold

    Interesting story when you only hear one side of it. I wonder if other people who were there that evening who may have overheard the conversation would tell the same story.

    I’m just sayin”…