February 20, 2004

This gave me my best laugh in a weeks...

...The event that I've been pitching [fundraiser with Karl Rove speaking] was tonight and it was really fun. I got to Eugene, the event space, about 20 minutes early. I was on the host committee and so was getting a coveted photo taken with Karl Rove. Scott had emailed me that there were going to be the usual corny protesters outside, so I was expecting the small crowd gathered across the street from the place. I walked in and checked my coat and while I was doing that I heard someone say 'Karl is going to talk to them!' I walked over to the door and looked through the glass and indeed, Karl Rove was crossing the street to go talk to the protesters. Everybody watched and whispered 'what is he doing' as he walked over to them. The crowd shifted down the street as he approached them. I watched some of the protesters take his picture. It was stunning.

Later on, when I met him to take the photo, I had to ask: 'what did the protesters say to you?' He said 'they ran away, they wouldn't talk to me.'

The story's here, by NY blogger Karol. Thanks to Brian T.

Posted by John Weidner at February 20, 2004 9:07 PM
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