Rove to Sheryl Crow: "Don't Touch Me!"

Bush mastermind strikes sour note with singer/activist
By Sarah Seltzer,  Newser User
Posted Apr 23, 2007 12:12 PM CDT
This is the woman by whom Karl Rove wouldn't be touched. And they say he's out of touch.   (

(Newser) – "Dismissive, condescending, and quite frankly a bully," is the verdict on Karl Rove from environmental activist Laurie David and singer Sheryl Crow. In their Huffington Post account of the White House Correspondents Dinner, they say Crow tapped Rove's shoulder when he turned from a conversation about global warming, and he responded, "Don't touch me."

David and Crow, on a warming-awareness tour of college campuses, buttonholed the White House adviser at the dinner, and tried to engage him on the issues. When the recalcitrant Rove finally snapped, "I don't work for you, I work for the American people," Crow shot back: "We are the American people."