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Rove eludes citizen's arrest at book signings

Karl Rove's book tour has hit a few bumps along the road. Early this week he was confronted by Jodie Evans, co-founder of the activist group Code Pink, at a Las Vegas book signing where she attempted to perform a citizen's arrest on the former Bush adviser, handcuffs and all. She was shooed off.

The Las Vegas incident followed a similar one last month in Beverly Hills, where local TV cameras were running.

Rove, author of "Courage and Consequence" is scheduled to appear in Colorado this weekend for a signing at a Barnes and Noble in Littleton on Saturday, April 17, and another one at a Borders in Colorado Springs on Sunday, April 18.

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 16, 2010; 2:29 PM ET
 | Tags: Karl Rove and Courage and Consequence, citizen's arrest, code pink, jodie evans confronting rove, rove and his book  
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Give me a break.. why do people behave the way they do. If a GOP'er tried some stunt like this it would be all over the news as a racist wacko red-neck.. I guess that is kind of like how an aide gets beaten and leg broken in 5 places in New Orleans and it isn't covered either.

Posted by: tbastian | April 16, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

@tbastian -- Now lets not exagerate, her leg was only broken in one place. Remember the press will spend more time discussing your "incendiary" rhetoric than her leg. And the attempts to arrest Rove have been going on for over two years, they do not draw attention because, well physical attacks against conservative have been going on for so long no one notices anymore.

Posted by: WoodbridgeVa1 | April 16, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Sorry if I got it wrong. I have only seen one press report on it and that was what was stated on the news report. Obviously they got it wrong.

Posted by: tbastian | April 16, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

tbastian, GOPer's would not have a leg to stand on and have no reason to ever do a citizens arrest on a progressive. Karl Rove on the other hand is guitly,beyond a resonable doubt, of crimes against humanity and the United States Of America!It is the right wing fanatics who are bringing gun's to rallies, telling people to "Slit their wrists in opposition of healthcare reform", "to be ARMED AND DANGEROUS".

Posted by: merf-1 | April 16, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Sooner or later someone will arrest Mr. Rove and probably a group that he cannot contend with or he will soon realize that there is no safe haven for him in the public arena anymore and he will retire to private life where he belongs. You can find his name listed in most newly history books under the title an unsavory character.

Posted by: joe100821 | April 16, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Why not to tell the truth and to call "Code Pink" pro-terrorist group?

Posted by: arik67 | April 17, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

This is the climate the last admin created in this country. People are angry over the lies and going to the wrong war when we knew clearly who caused the deaths in 911. Then that administration gets off scot free because Obama decides to move on which made people angrier.

Don't worry Rove still has some press in his pocket that they don't report what goes on nationally. You think he wants the next town he goes to know that he has people protesting him. He wants to sell his book and make his millions. All during the Bush admin. it was much controlled press. Also they never showed the negative only locally. Like the protestors shutting down the republican convention peacefully but riot police were called in like in Florida to get rid of the protestors so the convention could go on.
Now as time goes by, it is amazing how some people forget we were attacked on American soil and killing thousands of civilians and they want to say forget it so what. Next time maybe it will be them since we have not caught Bin Laden yet. Maybe then they will be angry..ya think! Rove and Cheney especially should not have gotten off scot free. Maybe Bush did separate himself from Cheney in his second term but it was too late, the damage was done.

Posted by: mac7 | April 17, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Karl Rove deserves arrest, but I would prefer it be done by law enforcement officers.

Of course, his bosses, Bush and Cheney, were MUCH WORSE, but sadly they will never be charged or punished for their crimes.

Posted by: leftcoastblue | April 17, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I will personally never forget what ROVE, CHENEY and THE CHIMP BUSH did to this country, and how these people can defend their actions is beyond me.
I worked at 9/11. I served 3 tours in the Middle East putting broken soldiers back together again.
the idea of TAKING OUT COUNTRY BACK (possilby to the time of THE CHIMP and his REGIME scares the bejesus out of me.) If THE CHIMP was allowed one more day in office we would be in IRAN as well. We would invade every country solely for some CHRISTIAN IDEAL that THE CHIMP dreams of.

AT least with OBAMA, while not happy, I know at least that he will THINK TWICE before sending me back to a war that only made ROVE, CHENY, RUMSFELD and the rich more money than GOD.

Posted by: racerdoc | April 17, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse


This kind of political exhibitionism nonsense stopped impressing anyone except for the exhibitionists who actually do it a long time ago.

Women should be subject to selective service.

Posted by: andrew23boyle | April 17, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Executive Branch abuses of power is not a partisan issue, if we are a nation of laws. While underlings are not at issue for following orders, those who crafted any that are in fact against the laws of the United States or Canada, cannot be just given a wink & nod -- saw a cool site; Balkingpoints ; incredible satellite view of earth

Posted by: RField7 | April 17, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

the wingnuts, & Rove, complain of harassment at the tour for his book where he spins more lies ??...Rove & the Bush administration "harassed" the entire country with the force of the US government through the Bush/Cheny/Rove administration's lies sending us to war in Iraq, costing thousands of lives & more thousands of wounded

Posted by: jmmjrwash | April 19, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

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