Karl Rove and Second Wife Divorce
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
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“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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