March 30th, 2010
02:22 PM ET
5 years ago

Karl Rove heckled, called 'war criminal' at book event

Los Angeles (CNN) – Former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove was heckled and branded a 'war criminal' at a book signing in Beverly Hills, California, Monday night.

Rove, who served as senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush, was at the Saban Theater to discuss his new book, "Courage and Consequences: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight," to an audience of about 100 people who paid up to $40 to hear him.

But the audience members were unable to get their copies of the book signed after Rove was shouted down and forced to leave the stage, reported CNN affiliate KCAL-TV.

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  1. Alex

    Bravo, Code Pink!

    Indictments for all Bush administration war-mongers, and torturers, NOW!

    March 30, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Abiggerpatriot thanRove

    Rove deserves the same as Saddam Hussein, but in a public forum. He and his likes are responsible for the sorry state of our nation. It will be a long time before UNITED is back in the United States. Thanks, Karl and you righties who can't even spell.

    March 30, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  3. Army Vet

    @ Joe

    The Obama Administration is cleaning up the mess that your conservative leader left behind. Forget the economy. Our current President is ending the war that was falsely sold to the American people. How does that make him a war criminal? I guess you must be referring to the Predator Drone strikes. I guess you never heard of the term plausible deniability. Bombing the enemy from an unmanned aircraft doesn't sound criminal to me anyhow. On the other hand, outting a CIA operative to justify your reason to go to war in Iraq, that's very criminal. By the way, learn how to spell before making silly comments. FAIR & BALANCED.

    March 30, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  4. BRIAN

    Did Karl Rove not not run the Bush 2004 campagne when protesters were moved to "free speech'" areas ,usually a few blocks from the event and at one stop had protesters with anti Bush shirts arrested.
    just a reminder for those who put those years behind them

    March 30, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. Save 'em in the womb, so a "christian" holy war can send 'em to the tomb

    Temper, temper, Rove remember the new republiklan rule that "their should be respected".

    If it is true for tea baggers, it is true for Code Pink.

    March 30, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. RanDe

    No biggie he can take it, he's a true american, they are only words.

    March 30, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  7. Obama the Liar

    typical liberal cowards..God's curse on America –Liberal Democraps.

    March 30, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. Steve in North Carolina

    All the nuts come out of the woodwork to defend America's enemies and slander people who helped defend this country. These are crazy times indeed!

    March 30, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  9. Gail

    I cannot believe that anyone would actually pay money ( $40 per person) to hear this evil , vile creep say ANYTHING !!!!!.
    The really awful part of this, is that he is still at work designing and implementing strategies for the Republicans, hoping for big wins in November.
    Good for those who spoke out against him ! We all should !!! He has the nerve to declare himself, along with the Republicans, pro-life !!!! What about all the dead babies in Iraq and Afghanistan ?? What about all the grieving mothers who have had their sons & daughters killed in the war. And for what ???? Pro-life ??? NOT !!!!!–HYPOCRITES & LIARS, ALL OF THEM !!!!!!!

    March 30, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  10. KMP

    Funny how the Dems have been playing the victims lately. But when it's a Republican all the rules change don't they.

    March 30, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
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