From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesErrol Morris on meeting Karl Rove
July 21, 2006 10:29 PM
E. MORRIS: I met Karl Rove. I was doing commercials for Nike, and my job was to go to three different cities and talk to coaches who coached now-famous athletes. I visited a high school in Waco, Texas, where LaDainian Tomlinson went, and I stayed at the Waco Hilton. That morning I came down to the lobby and I saw Orrin Hatch. I thought, Oh my God, can that really be Orrin Hatch? I'm looking at him, still trying to figure out if it's really him, when Karl Rove walks up beside him. [Laughs] Then they go into the breakfast room.
SS: The free breakfast room at the Hilton?
E. MORRIS: Yes. I walked up to the table - they're sitting together. I introduced myself. I said, "I'm Errol Morris. I made this film The Fog of War." Karl Rove said, "That's one of my favorite films. I give that as a present to my friends." I mentioned to Rove that I knew he was very busy, but that I'd welcome the opportunity to interview him at some point in the future. He gave me this very funny look like, "You must be kidding."
Errol Morris on meeting Karl Rove (07.21.2006)
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