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Karl Rove and Second Wife Divorce

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Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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Karl Rove, the George W. Bush strategy specialist who was instrumental in mobilizing the conservative voting base using so-called wedge issues such as gay marriage during the last decade’s elections, has ended his own second marriage. Rove and his wife of 24 years, Darby, technically divorced last week, according to his rep, Dana Perino (remember her?). Insert any number of right-wing family values and/or sanctity of marriage jokes here.  —KA

“The Caucus” in The New York Times:

A family spokeswoman, the former White House press secretary Dana Perino, said in a statement: “Karl Rove and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week. The couple came to the decision mutually and amicably, and they maintain a close relationship and a strong friendship. There will be no further comment, and the family requests that its privacy be respected.” The news was first reported Tuesday morning by Politico.

In his long political career Mr. Rove has been known as a complicated and enigmatic figure, even to some of his close allies.

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By katydid, December 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm Link to this comment

Sorry bluepunk, when the Republican Party holds up the label of “we are the Party of family values” as far as I’m concerned it leaves them wide open to public criticism about divorce, adultry, being a closeted homosexual, etc.

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By Inherit The Wind, December 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment

Maybe she just had Lasiks and could see that ugly turd blossom for what he was for the first time…..

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By betty c, December 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment
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When are we going to be spared listening to the inane, insane comments of Karl Rove and Dick
Cheney.  Cable TV -  TURN THEM OFF.  I do.  And I hope lots of your other viewers want nothing more to do with these incredibly dishonest hypocrites.

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By Sol, December 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment

Well by now we are already used to the Neo-Conservative hypocrisy. The next thing this guy will do is marry a man.

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By ledro, December 30, 2009 at 11:42 am Link to this comment
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Maybe his wife realized he was a soulless, empathyless, guiltless, remorseless psychopath.

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By Dakotahgeo, December 30, 2009 at 9:50 am Link to this comment

So much for the defense of marriage! Twice! What amazes me is why same-sex couples want to emulate this marriage travesty?! And yes, I do support same-sex marriage for all s-s couples, but it makes one wonder. Thank God same-sex married couples and half of the straight American married couples still believe that marriage is a good and honorable thing!!
Dakotahgeo, M. Div. Pastor/Chaplain

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By don knutsen, December 30, 2009 at 9:24 am Link to this comment
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It would seem that since the media was asleep at the wheel for 8 miserable years while this prick did all he could to help the former administration crap all over our country, that they have finally found something to get excited about. The titillating news of a personal nature which has nothing to do with any of us. Our media tells us nothing of whats going on in Iraq these days except for the almost weekly bombings still taking place. But its just a by-line to be raced thru to get to the latest Tiger Woods bimbo news. Atleast this is something that probably won’t get much air-play at Faux News. This guy was at the heart of massive election fraud in atleast three presidential elections, outing of an active C.I.A. agent, and no doubt many other federal crimes. But the media remains silent, and infact treats this pariah along with the miserable Lynn Cheney and her war criminal of a father as if they are people whose opinion is worth listening to. If we had a functioning justice system he along with his boss(s) would be in jail, not as talking heads continuing to spew their hatefull rhetoric.

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By ron, December 30, 2009 at 8:33 am Link to this comment
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Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  If we are so determined to “defend” marriage, wouldn’t divorce seem to be the principal means and threat undermining marriage—and family?  So why don’t the proponents of DOMA work equally hard to limit or even outlaw divorce?  Maybe someone should only be allowed two divorces in a lifetime—two disrupted “life time commitments,” potentially only two disrupted families and sets of children without both parents?  Use them up and you are done—no more marriage licenses for you!  No more “legitimate” children to suffer because you can’t find a way to make a lifetime promise last a lifetime.  If we really want to defend marriage, let us limit divorce and subsequent remarriage.  What better way to offer homage to the sanctity of the word and institution?

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By Nathan, December 30, 2009 at 4:50 am Link to this comment
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No, bluepunk. You’re wrong. This IS a story.
He’s one of the biggest opponent of allowing gays to marry, going on all the time about “traditional marriage” - and yet he’s been divorced twice?
Hypocrisy is always a story. What a douche.

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By Tippersnore, December 29, 2009 at 9:36 pm Link to this comment
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I seriously hope she writes a book, so we can shut Mr. Blossom up with some turds of his own making.

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By idarad, December 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm Link to this comment

Gman
I agree, except we watched him do that to the Constitution for 8 fornicating years!

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By Gman, December 29, 2009 at 8:24 pm Link to this comment
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I beg to differ, this is news….for someone to talk about the sanctity of marriage and use that against the personal decision of two same sex individuals from being able to marry….then their own personal life when it comes to marriage should be put under the microscope as well….how about moving on in life and forget about denying whether two individuals of the same sex can marry.  This is nothing more than bigotry.

Tiger can have many girlfriends and Karl can marry many times and everyone is to mind their own business but when it comes to two gays marrying let’s jump right in the middle.  Hypocritcal Bigots!

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By Gman, December 29, 2009 at 8:19 pm Link to this comment
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I’d rather see two guys kiss than even think about Karl Rove fornicating.

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By joey, December 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm Link to this comment
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New Years 2009
Omissions from those best and worst lists
One year after Hiroshima , if you asked the survivors
what was the best and worst part of the year
Do you think anyone would have mentioned G.W. Bush.
One year after the exit of the worst president to have ever taken a breath
Did anyone mention him ?

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By Sky, December 29, 2009 at 5:07 pm Link to this comment
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Just goes to show that a man who can not manage his private affairs is certainly not capable of managing a his public affairs either.

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