Bush’s beloved “Turd Blossom” took a blow in corn country yesterday, CNN reports:
Former top Bush aide Karl Rove didn’t get the friendliest of receptions at the University of Iowa Sunday, CNN affiliate KCRG reports.
Rove, who was paid $40,000 to speak at the University, was confronted with an at-times hostile crowd of 1,000, and was interrupted on several occasions.
At one point during the speech, Rove reportedly lashed out at some of the students, saying, “You got a chance to ask your questions later and make your stupid statements, let me make mine.”
Police also were forced to remove two people after they tried to perform a citizen’s arrest on Rove for what they said were his crimes while a member of the Bush Administration.
At one point, a person asked Rove if he has ever shed a tear over the war in Iraq.
“I shed a lot of tears and I have been inspired by many of the people who feel their son or daughter should not have to die in vain,” he replied.
Toward the end of the speech a member of the crowd yelled, “Can we have our $40,000 back?”
Rove replied, “No, you can’t.”
Basically, the UI students let him off easy compared to what happened when he talked at American last April.
Having your audience ask for a refund is way better than having them pelt you on your way to your car, where upon you learn you can’t leave because another student is sprawled out on the ground in front of it. Granted, that student must have been a little confused on his car-protest-methods: when you don’t like the passenger, you lay down in front of the car on its way in – not when it’s trying to get away.