As reported by allhiphop.com, Ingrid Newkirk, head of People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals, busted on presidential puppeteer Karl Rove for his stint as a rap MC at the White House Correspondents Dinner on March 28. Rove's surreal performance wasn't the cause of PETA's rage, however; it was a pre-rhyme comment prompted by erstaz funnyman Colin Mochrie, who asked Rove if he had any hobbies — to which Rove replied, "I like to… tear the tops off of small animals."

Needless to say, that didn't fly with Newkirk, who issued a statement addressed to Rove that said, "You have a severe compassion deficit and, sadly, you have the president's ear, and the last thing this country needs is someone whispering something violent into it."

Karl Rove whispering thoughts of violence into George Bush's ear… Anyone else feeling oddly aroused?

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