Perhaps angling to put a lid on any talk about right-wing rifts, GOP schemer Karl Rove took to the Fox News airwaves Thursday to demonstrate that he’s not trying to slow down the tea party express, at least when it comes to Delaware congressional hopeful Christine O’Donnell.

Rove qualified his previous comments by pointing out that O’Donnell has some catching up to do in the polls, but he insisted that he supports every Republican candidate in this fall’s race, and specifically, he’s sending some funds O’Donnell’s way. That said, he characterized his role as a Fox News analyst differently from his backstage GOP-boosting efforts: “My job is not to be a cheerleader for every Republican — it’s to call ’em as I see ’em,” he said on the air. –KA


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