White House codger-in-residence Karl Rove debuted his hip-hop alter ego, "MC Rove," at last night's correspondents dinner, the Politico reports. Bush's embattled adviser shouted "I'm MC Rove" at comedian-appointed intervals, pretending gamely to have a sense of humor (and any idea how to win the black vote) as David Gregory and Ken Strickland of NBC News served as backup dancers.
Even the prez offered some uncharacteristic self-deprecation. “A year ago, my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn and my vice president had just shot someone," Bush said, as the laughter built. "Ah, those were the good old days.”