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Karl Rove Speech Tase 'Em

Karl Rove Gets Protested, Audience Boos, Yells "Tase 'Em"!

C-SPAN has never been this rowdy! At a speech given at the George Washington University, former Bush adviser Karl Rove received a heckling to remember. But the yells of "Tase 'Em"? Not directed at who you might expect! Check it out.

"The tail and the horns are retractable." If you say so! And for the Rove quote I'm getting put on a t-shirt? "Look, I'm a myth!" Ohh, and about that "war criminal" sign? That reminds me — there's an appalling amount that we don't know about the run up to the war. Heard of "Curveball?" If not,


In case you weren't home Friday night watching BBC America (I don't blame you if you weren't!) they ran some exclusive footage of the informant, "Curveball." Never heard of him? You're not alone, but he's entirely worth learning about. You know that speech Colin Powell gave in front of the UN Security Council? He's quoting Curveball almost verbatim.

If you want to learn more about this Iraqi defector who may have fabricated all of the WMD stories that led to the Iraq War? You can watch the entire Frontline: Bush's War special from last week online. It's four hours, but it's an unflinchingly honest look at just how we got where we are today. The website has transcripts, check out this one from David Kay. He launches into Curveball about halfway through.

Have you heard of him? Are you shocked and awed?

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popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
Anyone else see a vid of the McCain ad on the front page instead of the Rove one?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Well if I were them I would have just stood quietly in the back of the room and held the sign up. Then I wouldn't be disturbing the peace. Then the next question is was it a private or public school campus for obvious reasons.
stephley stephley 9 years
I'd never go to a speech to boo someone, though with Rove I can understand the sentiment - but there's no way to be boorish and come out looking like the better person. I've heard of Curveball - there was an awful lot of information available before the war if you dug a little.
Beth-C Beth-C 9 years
I agree, being disruptive is just rude--and laughably immature. Who takes anyone who behaves that way seriously? Frankly, I'm tired of these loudmouths and their obnoxious outbursts. They just want their moment in the spotlight on YouTube or whatever. Yawn. Good for Rove for showing his sense of humor about it. :) Cheers for the "Taze 'em!"
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
haha that was a pretty funny clip! I was really surprised to hear as many boos as there were... I'm all for people protesting outside of an event, but disrupting the event from inside is just rude and weakens the message. I've always thought if you want people to take you seriously, behaving disrespectfully is not the way to go. And it kinda makes me jealous! These students that get to hear powerful people speak, whether you agree with them or not, thats a great opportunity that a lot of people don't get.
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