Washington DC - (Rioters): At a black tie dinner in the Washington Hilton on Saturday evening singer Sheryl Crowe floored White House strategist Karl Rove with some timely realpolitik.
The singer and 'Inconvenient Truth' producer Laurie David walked over to Rove's table at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner to ask Rove what he thought of going a quickie threesome with them.
But Rove mistook their teasing banter for a global warming rant and expolded with rage at the slight to his status.
"I am totally gobsmacked by what I just experienced with Karl Rove," David said later.
"I went over to him and said, how do you fancy a quickie in the back of the limo Karl, just the three of us, twice around DuPont Circle?
"And he went utterly ballistic!
"I've never had anyone be so rude."
Rove later said: "She came over to insult me, and insult my integrity and manhood and heterosexuality and whatever...and she succeeded."
As the slanging match intensified Crow tried to calm things down but was drawn into the debate.
"In the end it was all so undignified and Rove went a kinda kinky beetroot color, all blotchy around his face.
"We'd never have shagged him of course, just wanted to see him squirm a bit infront of the White House press corpse dinner guys."