Karl Rove gets his ass handed to him by Code Pink

I love these ladies. My favorite outburst from the event, “You are gonna rot in hell.” Kinda funny considering Karl doesn’t believe in Hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBH4lXAauDI&feature=player_embedded


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#1 Costner on 03.31.10 at 1:44 pm

How do you figure he got “his ass handed to him”? They look like a bunch of little rude children who can’t hold a level headed discussion without resorting to childish insults.

I’m no Rove fan, but their presense there was just to get some free press time for themselves. Love him or hate him, there is no reason to stage an outburst like that when the guy was just there to speak and sign a few books. The fact is he is part of American history, and I’m sure more than a few members of the audience just wanted a book signed… and these selfish kids ruined it.

Frankly I think Rove handled the situation fairly well considering. He could have just had them thrown out but he relied upon words rather than physical force. We also need to keep in mind that Rove was merely an advisor to the President – he did not have any real power of his own other than the proximety to the ear of the President, so to suggest he is guilty of war crimes is a bit of a stretch to say the least.

As much of an embarrassment as this turned out to be, Rove should have known better than to start his tour in Beverly Hills. You would think when the turnout was only around 100 people (20 of which were likely media or protesters) he would have recognized the signs. Perhaps he would have better luck in Texas… but I’m guessing this is the last time he tries to hold a speaking engagement or book signing without security present.

#2 redhatterb on 03.31.10 at 6:06 pm

Myself I like the Code Pink members and what I saw of the event on the news, I thought was funny and I thought Rove’s response was rude, and just plain lacked good manners,considering these were women.

#3 Helga on 03.31.10 at 11:42 pm

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Is it true that Darby, his ex wife was leading the group?

#4 l3wis on 04.01.10 at 4:09 am

When I heard he got a divorce, I said to myself, “Who could be married to this prick to begin with?”

#5 l3wis on 04.01.10 at 4:12 am

Costner, I think they were very successful in their protest, they stopped him from spewing anymore of his bullshit.

#6 Costner on 04.01.10 at 6:37 am

red: I thought Rove’s response was rude, and just plain lacked good manners,considering these were women.

Women don’t get a free pass for acting like selfish jerks anymore than men. Did you think it was displaying good manners to storm up on stage at a private event to protest him and refuse to shut up? Was it rude to basically force the event to end prematurly and those people who wanted a book signed had to leave empty-handed?

Frankly his response was muted from what it could (and should) have been. These ladies crossed the line. There is a time and a place for everything, but just because you have the ability to do something doesn’t mean you should. Fred Phelps is a prime example of this style of ‘protest’ – it is a tactic reserved for those who can’t engage in legitimate debate and have to resort to showmanship.

l3wis: Costner, I think they were very successful in their protest, they stopped him from spewing anymore of his bullshit.

And gave all of talk radio, right-wing bloggers, and Fox News more ammunition to use against those ‘crazy selfish socialists on the left’. Their five minutes of protest has resulted in hours of airplay which is easily presented in a manner that makes them look like children while Rove was assaulted.

It is no better than them throwing a pie in his face. It might feel good, but it really doesn’t accomplish a thing and if anything discredits their actual message due to the theatrics.

#7 redhatterb on 04.01.10 at 6:40 pm

Costner, when it comes to a jerk like Rove, he deserves all the hasseling he gets. However, from what I have heard and seen the code pink women are older and therefore, deserve some respect.

#8 Costner on 04.02.10 at 6:45 am

Bullshit. You don’t deserve respect just because you are older. That doesn’t give you a free pass to be rude or disrespectful to others. An older human is no better and no more deserving of respect than a younger human.

If you act like a jerk or an asshole, people will treat you like one. That is a fact of life. This sense of entitlement due to age is simply amazing to me. What about the older gentlemen who was there just trying to get a book signed? Does not not deserve respect?

I don’t like Rove, but if you stoop to his level (or apparently a level well below him) you don’t actually improve anything… you just end up looking like a tool.

Those ladies accomplished nothing. They made themselves look like the bad guy while Rove looked like he was being attacked – that earns him sympathy and hurts their cause. It was a gigantic ploy to garner attention and it failed… miserably.

#9 Randall on 04.02.10 at 3:24 pm

Rove should be confronted every day, all day long. He kept the level of politics at the lowest, slimiest level – that’s what he does and not only is he good at it – he loves it.

SO he should reap the harvest: all decent people should show their disdain every chance they get – every time he shows his face.

As you said, Costner; “If you act like a jerk or an asshole you will be treated as one.” Well Rove took “jerk” and “asshole” to entirely new heights.

“He did not have any real power of his own other than his proximity to the President…”

Yeah, well, bullshit Costner – keep in mind that Charlie Manson never killed anyone either…

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