Karl Rove clashed with singer Sheryl Crow and eco-activist Laurie David at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, one of the last stops on David and Crow’s nationwide tour to raise awareness about global warming. David later said Rove threw a “tantrum”; Rove insisted he was intentionally insulted by the celebrity duo.

New York Daily News:

David, the wife of churlish “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Larry David, said she and her rock-star pal had hoped Rove might take a “fresh look at the science of global warming” when they met him at the black-tie gala in D.C. But, according to David, Rove “immediately got combative. . . . Throwing a tantrum, Mr. Rove launched into a series of illogical arguments.”

As he headed toward his table, “Sheryl reached out to touch his arm,” David writes on TheHuffingtonPost.com. “Karl swung around and spat, ‘Don’t touch me.’ How hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow?

“Unfazed, Sheryl abruptly responded, ‘You can’t speak to us like that, you work for us.’ Karl then quipped, ‘I don’t work for you, I work for the American people.’ . . . Sheryl promptly reminded him, ‘We are the American people.’ “

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