Bush Advisor Karl Rove Debuts as 'MC Rove' At Correspondent's Dinner

On Wednesday [Mar.

28] evening, the 63rd annual Radio-Television Correspondent's Association dinner

was held at the Washington Hilton Hotel. During

the event comedians Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie from the television show Whose

Line Is It Anyway brought Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove on stage

for what was to become an awkward, impromptu rap performance. Before

their performance with Rove, Sherwood and Mochrie questioned the politician on

his hobbies, only to find out that when not working, Rove liked to sit home with

a non-alcoholic drink, "tear the tops off of small animals," collect

stamps, and hunt quail. The

comedians then asked President George Bush if he had any suggestions for Rove's

rap name. President

Bush simply replied, "He's fired." As

a result of President Bush and Rove's unwillingness to choose a stage name for

Rove, the comedians generically came up with MC Rove. With

MC Rove providing the ad-libs and guests from the audience as back-up dancers,

the comedians went on to entertain the crowd of politicians and journalists with

their zany rap throwing out lines like, He's so white from his head to his feet

and He's a dancing resident/He's sidekick to the president. And

while doing "The Karl Rove Dance," Rove would occasionally throw in

an, "I'm MC Rove," when prompted by the comedians. Rove

wasn't the only politician making a fool of himself that night. President Bush

made fun of his approval rating.A

year ago, my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court

had just withdrawn, and my Vice President had shot someone," President Bush

joked. "Those were the good old days. Sorry the Vice President couldn't be

here. He's had a rough few weeks. To be honest, his feelings are kind of hurt.

He said he was going on vacation to Afghanistan, where people like him."