A protester approached Karl Rove during a panel discussion on Tuesday at a mortgage bankers convention in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Wait, what? The NY Times reports that a crazy lady patriot tried to abduct Karl Rove from a mortgage bankers' convention yesterday. Abduct? Really? Well, no, it seems she merely wanted to handcuff him and arrest him for treason. (EDIT: video here. It's hilarious.) LOL. Silly San Franciscans!
But with all the mortgage shenanigans in the news lately, you'd think they'd try to cut back on, you know, the lavishness. Don't be silly:
“Everyone is hurting,” Mr. Maliwal said. “But I think it seems a little harder than it is.”
Nor were all the conventioneers cutting corners. The comedian Jay Leno and a group of Beatles impersonators were scheduled to perform for the association on Tuesday night — for $1,990 a table.
Mr. Rove was already on a flight to Washington on Tuesday afternoon, according to his office, and could not be reached for comment. But Mr. Lucas, for one, said the networking at the event’s official watering hole at the nearby Marriott hotel was nowhere near as active as the protesting outside the convention hall.
“I’ve cut a lot of deals in those bars,” Mr. Lucas said, chomping on a cigar. “And there wasn’t anybody there last night.”
Oh, the poor cigar-chomping mortgage bankers! Please shed a tear for them right away.