It’s been a few weeks since we heard from M.C. Rove, the Blackberry-wielding, animal-head-biting rap alias of White House Deputy Chief Of Staff Karl Rove. There were rumors of his whereabouts everywhere you turned: Some insisted he was taking meetings about launching his own power drink, while others claim he was prepping his own version of The Drought (not a mixtape, mind you–rather, he wanted to slow down FEMA’s weather-division response time so much, it would cause actual droughts). But Saturday night, Rove returned, entering an East Coast/West Coast battle with shampoo-commercial composer Sheryl Crow.
According to the Washington Post, Crow, Rove and Laurie David were attending the same black-tie dinner in Washington Saturday night; after David and Rove angrily clashed over global warming, Crow got all up in it:
Things got so hot that Crow stepped in to defuse the situation and then got into it with Rove herself. “You work for me,” she told the presidential adviser, according to singed bystanders. “No,” was his response. “I work for the American people.”
News of the dust-up filtered quickly through the room. Some witnesses said David was very aggressive with Rove; a shaken Crow later said that Rove was “combative and unresponsive.”
Damn! Nothing like a publicist-assisted, five-hours-later response track. We’re going to give round one to Rove, whose comeback rope-a-dope couldn’t have been better timed. Look for Crow’s response in next week’s rush-release bootleg, Strong Enuff Vol. 3.
At This Dinner, A Dollop of Vitriol [Washington Post]