I had the displeasure of attending a school function where Karl Rove was speaking. While I disagree philosophically on many points that Rove made, what was more interesting was the protesters that tried to talk over him. It was ridiculous. The cynic in me says that he is now able to see when zealots ruin places of real conversation, like a town hall meeting, by being boisterous, disruptive and bullies, but the realist in me really wanted to hear what he had to say -- so it was rude and unnecessary. I will say this, whichever side of the aisle one belongs, the crazy energy in that room is enough to make me stay away from ANY politician in the very near future.