Touching Evil: Democrat Shakes Rove's Hand and Lives to Tell Tale
Just because everyone "important" was in Rome doesn't mean that last
night's Radio and Television correspondents dinner wasn't exciting! We
heard this morning that a certain former Kerry campaign-type was
there and used the opportunity to engineer a meeting with his or her
Karl Rove. We asked him or her to share the details of this
(11:54:01) Wonkette: First: How was the dinner? Was *anyone* there?
(11:54:51) SecretDemStaffer: how could a room so full be so empty?
(11:55:17) SecretDemStaffer: groans of "ron silver..." echoing
throughout the room.
(11:55:32) Wonkette: yes, instead of TV anchors: wounded soldiers!
(11:55:42) SecretDemStaffer: men in uniform are yummy.
(11:55:46) SecretDemStaffer: so that helped.
(11:56:22) Wonkette: it's a nice thought but sort of a downer. on the
other hand, how many washington reporters have actually met some who
has served in the military? so it was educational, too, probably.
(11:56:37) SecretDemStaffer: breaking: soldiers drink too.
(11:56:42) Wonkette: i would!
(11:57:45) Wonkette: it was all just a dress rehearsal for prom, anyway
(11:57:49) SecretDemStaffer: sadie hawkins dance.
(11:57:54) Wonkette: exactly
(11:58:08) Wonkette: but the real news, i hear, is that you met karl
(11:58:17) SecretDemStaffer: be still my beating heart.
(11:58:19) Wonkette: could you see his horns?
(11:58:28) Wonkette: the cloven hooves?
(11:58:40) SecretDemStaffer: h.o.t.
Interview continues after the jump.
(11:58:54) Wonkette: did you actually speak?
(11:59:02) Wonkette: i would be incapable, i think
(11:59:11) SecretDemStaffer: there was gushing.
(11:59:30) SecretDemStaffer: from me.
(11:59:36) SecretDemStaffer: and bemusement.
(11:59:37) SecretDemStaffer: from him.
(11:59:42) Wonkette: did he know who you were?
(11:59:59) SecretDemStaffer: before or after?
(12:00:16) SecretDemStaffer: before: chick in near-sprint coming toward
(12:00:18) SecretDemStaffer: after: biggest fan.
(12:00:37) SecretDemStaffer: i literally burst into a run when i saw
him about to leave.
(12:01:12) SecretDemStaffer: wish i'd seen what he left in.
(12:01:19) Wonkette: hummer
(12:01:25) Wonkette: who did you say you were?
(12:01:26) SecretDemStaffer: again: h.o.t.
(12:01:32) SecretDemStaffer: i said i'd worked on the campaign
(12:01:46) SecretDemStaffer: and that i was a true admirer.
(12:02:00) Wonkette: for those following along at home: do you want to
elaborate at all on that self description?
(12:02:35) SecretDemStaffer: to keep tabs on bush.
(12:02:59) Wonkette: so you were like the dem's karl rove!
(12:03:10) Wonkette: his opposite number!
(12:03:18) Wonkette: that means we can blame you, right?
(12:03:24) SecretDemStaffer: yes.
(12:03:27) SecretDemStaffer: not shrum.
(12:03:27) SecretDemStaffer: me.
(12:03:52) Wonkette: hey, no one *expected* shrum to win it.
(12:04:00) Wonkette: good thing i'm not publishing your email address.
(12:04:13) SecretDemStaffer: firstname.lastname@example.org
(12:04:37) SecretDemStaffer: or
(12:04:44) SecretDemStaffer: email@example.com
(12:04:47) Wonkette: thanks, mary beth. more about rove: did you learn
(12:05:38) Wonkette: anything at all? like, how's the breath? does it
smell of the freshly eaten babies?
(12:05:46) SecretDemStaffer: hands-down best-ever handshake.
(12:06:02) Wonkette: ooooh. better than kerry?
(12:06:07) SecretDemStaffer: best.
(12:06:07) SecretDemStaffer: ever.
(12:06:25) SecretDemStaffer: you know, maybe it wasn't him...
(12:06:32) SecretDemStaffer: he smiled and laughed.
(12:06:36) SecretDemStaffer: i think his eyes even crinkled in the
(12:06:47) SecretDemStaffer: i think i'm in love.
(12:06:52) Wonkette: you mean, you think it might have been, what, karl
rove's *good* twin?
[Deleted personal conversation about fate proposed "Tiger Beat" Rove
cover and what WH correspondent should write it...]
(12:09:57) SecretDemStaffer: oh, and a republican staffer slipped me a
hard copy of [mike allen's] story and whispered, "put this in your
purse to read later."
(12:10:43) SecretDemStaffer: clearly, something happened in that moment
when our hands touched.
(12:11:43) Wonkette: that's terrific to hear. i'm beginning to regret
missing it. but my date was in rome....
(12:12:37) Wonkette: so why would a GOP staffer be all excited about
(12:13:00) SecretDemStaffer: double-agent?
(12:13:44) Wonkette: maybe that guy who wrote the memo was a real dick
or something. personally, i'm disappointed that it turns out to be
actually from the republicans
(12:14:15) SecretDemStaffer: myths shattered about typos and GOP.
(12:14:54) Wonkette: well, yes. first disappointment is that GOP
staffers apparently are also victims of our shattered american
(12:15:03) SecretDemStaffer: 39 year-old
(12:16:04) Wonkette: second disappointment: was so proud of us! finally
catching up in dirty tricks department!
(12:16:44) SecretDemStaffer: third disappointment: apparently nothing
to do with CBS.
(12:17:38) Wonkette: well powerline hasn't given up hope. i heard that
memo was faxed from a kinkos in kiliene.