Tom Bevan at Real Clear Politics has a summary of what happened this weekend at the WH Correspondents dinner, where singers Laurie David and Sheryl Crow – global warming alarmists currently on a two week college tour to promote fear of an environmental apocolypse – confronted WH political advisor Karl Rove on the issue of ‘global warming.’ The short version, according to Bevan: Laurie David is a rude publicity hound.
Crow, by the way, has sealed her place in goofball history with this quote (emphasis added):
I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming. Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. One of my favorites is in the area of forest conservation which we heavily rely on for oxygen. I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don’t want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.
I have a proposal all my own for Crow: How about she cancel her contract with Revlon Colorist, which not only makes advertisements for television but wasteful paper ads in color in magazines all across the world. Shame on you, Sheryl, for not practicing what you preach. Then again, you wouldn’t be the first gw alarmist who demanded others make sacrifices while you raked in the cash in spite of being a hypocrite.
More: Here are some of the things Ms. Crow demands while she’s on tour? A pack of cigarettes and disposable lighter? More evidence that you’re not very enviro-conscious, Sheryl.
When presenting this idea to my younger brother, who’s judgment I trust implicitly, he proposed taking it one step further. I believe his quote was, “how bout just washing the one square out.”
Michelle Malkin also picked up on another zany suggestion by Sheryl: a line of clothes called the “dining sleeve”: so you can wipe your mouth on your sleeve rather than use a paper napkin.
Update II: Read Jules Crittenden’s humorous take on what the conversation between the three might have been like
PM Update: Byron York posts an eyewitness’ account of what happened between the Crow, David, and Rove – and it pretty much backs up what the people who were referenced by Bevan in the earlier piece said about how combative Crow and David were.