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Rove Refers To Romney Incident Recalled By Five Sources As "Pranks That May Or May Not Have Taken Place"

Fox's Morris Falsely Claims Wash. Post Article Used "Sources Who Apparently Weren't Even There"

May 12, 2012 1:57 pm ET

From the May 12 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Saturday:

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Previously:

Conservative Media Fail In Their Attempt To Dismiss Report About Romney Bullying Incident

Right-Wing Media Minimize Romney's Reported Bullying As "Foolish Games"

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    • Author by ThomasJH268 (May 12, 2012 2:05 pm ET)
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      Can you believe this guy?

      An incident that has been mentioned by five different independant sources and Rove says "It may not have happened"?

      Is this the same guy that insisted the invading Iraq was the right thing to do because a ouiji board and a cup of tea leaves told W that Iraq had WMD?
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      • Author by News Corpse (May 12, 2012 2:34 pm ET)
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        Hey - It wasn't an Ouiji Board. It was Curveball. (Does anyone else think it's ironic that an informant who told nothing but lies was named Curveball? What did they expect?)

        I thought the most notable thing about this interview was that four or five times Hannity asked Rove about the "pranks" and four or five times Rove tried to wave Hannity off the subject by saying that it wasn't important. Hannity kept ignoring Rove's efforts to detour the discussion. Obviously Rove is frantic to get the discussion back to the economy, but he wasn't getting any help from Hannity.
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        • Author by News Corpse (May 12, 2012 2:36 pm ET)
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          Oops. I meant to preface that by noting that I was referring to Rove's appearance on Hannity last night, not the interview above.
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          • Author by Quicksilver M.S (May 12, 2012 3:02 pm ET)
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            Hey !
            Be it Last Night .. Today .. This evening .. Tomorrow ... The Speech will be the same .. Always the SAME ... The amount of SunLight, will only have changed !
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            • Author by mary59 (May 12, 2012 4:01 pm ET)
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              Some say that Rove has no shadow and his reflection can't be seen in a mirror. Some say.
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              • Author by LightningJoe (May 12, 2012 7:13 pm ET)
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                I say that. I haven't not seen his shadow in a disappearing mirror. Top that, for "evidence."
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      • Author by David2012 (May 13, 2012 9:21 am ET)
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        It appears that this one stung a bit.
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      • Author by hoopvillain (May 13, 2012 6:16 pm ET)
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        The reports that Carl Rove has a soul may or may not be true.
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    • Author by wolf kotenberg (May 12, 2012 2:06 pm ET)
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      one thing that took place for sure is you outing a CIA officer for political gain.
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      • Author by bilbo_dies (May 12, 2012 3:38 pm ET)
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        Rove's personal philosophy allows that anything is considered allowable as long as it serves his political or personal agenda.


        Oh, and it helps that he has absolutely so sense of ethics or morals.

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    • Author by The_Cat (May 12, 2012 2:08 pm ET)
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      Karl? We have four eye-witnesses. We know who they are. Their story is unchallenged. There is more evidence that this story about Romney is true than there was evidence of WMDs in Iraq. And it's not a prank. It's called assault. Your tepid 'boys will be boys' defense makes me think that perhaps you're not completely behind Mr. Romney, Karl, but then that's just my opinion.

      Mitt Romney is a vulture capitalist. That's worse than being a prankster by far, and not a good past with which to run for POTUS.
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    • Author by Soulfader72 (May 12, 2012 2:08 pm ET)
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      "Now, back to Obama when he ate a dog as a child."
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      • Author by Bongo Fury (May 12, 2012 2:13 pm ET)
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        ..or the recent trial in Kuala Lampur where Bush, Cheney etal were convicted of war crimes. Perhaps Mr. Canned Ham can explain(deny) that.
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    • Author by wolf kotenberg (May 12, 2012 2:13 pm ET)
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      and why is the US flag in the background ??/ mission accomplished ????
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      • Author by bilbo_dies (May 12, 2012 3:41 pm ET)
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        I always felt it served the same purpose as all those flag pins they were on their lapels. I shows just how patriotic and American they are.



        Also, it comes in handy for wiping your a$$ on when you are selling out America for a few bucks.
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      • Author by Quicksilver M.S (May 12, 2012 4:03 pm ET)
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        " why is the US flag in the background"

        .............. AFFECT ! ........ !

        The thing is That the ..Stars and Strips.. is Not Displayed CORRECTLY !

        rule:
        8. When the flag is displayed in a manner other than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union ( blue field ) should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the observer's left.

        Now ! Now ! Carl, I do believe YOU Should KNOW BETTER !
        Carl ? Were You A Foreign Student, Staying here Illegally, able to stay here because you are White ?
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        • Author by Quicksilver M.S (May 12, 2012 4:55 pm ET)
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          or should the sentence read :
          The thing is That the ..Stars and Strips.. are Not Displayed CORRECTLY !
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    • Author by YouTubeJEFF9K (May 12, 2012 2:15 pm ET)
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      What kind of a moron would believe anything that Karl Rove says?
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    • Author by Maimonides 03 (May 12, 2012 2:41 pm ET)
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      Karl Rove is a perfect example of a person that no one should listen to...if they want the truth. Mr Rove appearsto have bugged Governor G Bush's office then claimed someone else did it...eventhough the FBI said he did it. Mr Rove allegedly sent out fliers claiming that free beer and white women would be available to black men if the voted....the only problem was the day on teh fliers was after the elections.

      Mr Rove appears to be like most movement conservatives...greedy, misinforming, racists and best of all PROUD of being that way.

      When I think of the righwing in America, I see people trapped in the past. People who want slaves or who want to be above the law. We went to war in Iraq because of a lie...We sacrificed our ideals for torture and money. Hardly anyone stood up....And people wonder how Germany fell to the Nazi lies???

      ahhh....we are on a path of destruction if we allow teh rightwing to run this country.

      VOTE....QUESTION...VOTE...STAND FIRM...
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    • Author by draftedin68 (May 12, 2012 2:46 pm ET)
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      Okay Mitt, yourass is covered now - Karl's on the case.

      Before long the bobble-head teleprompter readers of the corporate controlled media will be playing a tape of Karl with proof, proof I say, that shows this was all a plot by Dan Rather and Rachel Maddow.

      Stay tuned...

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      • Author by MickD (May 12, 2012 10:55 pm ET)
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        I get the feeling a campaign like Willard's would dismiss a Rove, but maybe I'm just being hopeful.
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        • Author by draftedin68 (May 13, 2012 11:47 am ET)
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          Rove controls more than a hundred million in super PAC money - he ain't just gonna buy "I Like Mitt" buttons with it.

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    • Author by DAWUSS (May 12, 2012 2:57 pm ET)
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      My question is, why didn't this come up during primary season? That says something about the Gingrich, Bachmann, Santorum, Cain, and Paul campaigns...
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      • Author by Conchobhar (May 12, 2012 4:33 pm ET)
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        My answer is that they don't think bullying is a problem, especially if the victim is, or is thought to be, gay.
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        • Author by Andy Kreiss (May 12, 2012 6:27 pm ET)
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          As screwed up as the behavior was, I'm seeing the media dismiss it as dwelling on something Mittens did long ago. I think much more telling is his reaction to the story, claiming to 'not remember' it, and giggling about it.

          I just don't find it hard to believe. Romney reminds me of those kids I knew growing up, the privileged but insecure types who built themselves up by encouraging others to gang up on that kid that wasn't quite what they considered 'normal'.
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          • Author by montanabuddha (May 12, 2012 6:33 pm ET)
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            Hey Andy good to see ya. Have been looking forward to your unique take on some of this cr@p.

            But ya. Big time bully who picks on the little guy but can't even stand up to Limbaugh.....Romney, what a piece of work.
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          • Author by juliajayne1 (May 12, 2012 6:59 pm ET)
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            Yeah Andy, it's about time you got your buttocks in gear and posted at MMFA. Work? Pfft, such an excuse if'n that's what you were indeed doing! Ha!

            Seriously dude, good to see you. I'll file this report on behalf of my other friend, Andy (Borowitz), talent extraordinaire - like yourself ;-):

            NEW YORK - (The Borowitz Report) - Today, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney released the following open letter to the American people:

            Dear Friends:

            This week, The Washington Post reported an incident from my high school days in which I bullied a gay classmate by pinning him to the ground and cutting his hair off. This story revealed a side of Mitt Romney that may have been surprising to many of you: the Mitt Romney with an irrepressible and hilarious sense of humor.

            Some of you may say, "Hold on, Mitt - isn't holding a kid down and cutting off his hair going a little far?" Well, the merry prankster in me tells me you can never go too far when it comes to giving the greatest gift of all: the gift of laughter. And I certainly remember many of us laughing long and hard about what I did to that Nancy-boy. Was it cruel? Perhaps, but it’s not like I tied him to the roof of a car or anything.

            The Democrats have already tried to seize on this incident as evidence that I don't like gays. That is a lie. I have nothing against gays. Except for the poor ones, of course. And as any of my high school chums can tell you, I did not go out of my way to pick on gay kids. I was also a total doouche to many heterosexuals.

            The fact is, boys will be boys. Who among us hasn't shoved a crippled kid down a flight of stairs? That’s something else I did in those mischievous days, but the mainstream media isn't reporting it because they want to turn this into an anti-gay thing. The fact is, when I was in high school I played pranks on everyone - blind kids, deaf kids, dwarves and Jews. Although come to think of it, I don't think our school accepted Jews.

            Now that I've put my actions into better context, I hope you'll see this incident with the gay kid for what it was: innocent good fun. And I hope when you vote in November, you won't judge me as the teenager who bullied one gay boy, but rather as the adult who fired thousands of people.

            Vote for me,

            Mitt Romney
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            • Author by mary59 (May 13, 2012 12:04 pm ET)
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              Thanks jj. The Andys are insightfully humorous as always, aren't they?

              One of Mitten's "pranks" was to hold a door closed as a sight impaired teacher walked into it. So Mittens wasn't quite a Richard Widmark character, pushing a little old lady in a wheelchair down a flight of stairs while giggling insanely, but he does seem to have a few empathy genes missing.

              Pranks against those who have power and use it arrogantly seem much more humorous to me.
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              • Author by juliajayne1 (May 13, 2012 9:10 pm ET)
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                Mary, thank you So much for that article. Exactly my thoughts and she states it very well.

                I ruv "the Andys" lol!
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            • Author by Andy Kreiss (May 13, 2012 2:04 pm ET)
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              Good stuff, as usual, JJ. There seems to be a pattern of comforting the comfortable and afflicting the afflicted in Mitten's life.
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              • Author by juliajayne1 (May 13, 2012 9:15 pm ET)
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                It's becoming increasingly clear who and what the modern Republican party has become and it is UGLY on steroids. The bigger the income divide, the more outrageous they are in displaying their disdain for the average American, and they sure as HELL don't have any plans on fixing anything or creating one GD job! I hate these loathsome people! And Mitt Romney is their poster boy.
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                • Author by CoolSlaw (May 14, 2012 12:04 pm ET)
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                  I've been saying, he is exactly like those pompous, cowardly, cheating, rich guy bullies from off-beat comedy movies.

                  -Usually their family "owns this town" (political dynasty, wall street insider, multi millionaire, Bain capital)

                  -They have expensive clothes, nice hair, and a pack of mean suck-ups who follow them around (Fox news and right wing media)

                  -They lie, cheat, and do underhanded things to win the girl or the competition (denial of bullying, switching positions and platforms)

                  It's funny when it's Rodney Dangerfield or Mike Myers facing them, not so funny when it's real.
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            • Author by Deluded (May 13, 2012 8:58 pm ET)
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              "Boys will be Boys".

              That reminds me of that Beritbrats article which praised Romney for cutting Lauber's hair because Lauber's hair was in violation of the school rules. Never mind the fact that Romney had no right or authority to do such a thing.

              They sure do love their vigilantism over there.
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              • Author by Andy Kreiss (May 14, 2012 12:52 am ET)
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                I haven't had much time to play over at the Breitbart loony bin lately, but I'm sure they all went right along with that bit of politically correct assault.As long as Mitt didn't offer his opinion on somebody else eating their vegetables or exercising, they probably didn't see any type of authoritarian thuggery.
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                • Author by Deluded (May 14, 2012 8:21 pm ET)
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                  You should take a peek at how they are covering this bullying incident.

                  Blame the victim and media-in-league-with-Obama conspiracy are 2 main themes.

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              • Author by bintx (May 14, 2012 9:53 am ET)
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                We had parents who used the "boys will be boys" refrain over and over again when I was at the juvenile probation office. Usually, these were the wealthy parent who just couldn't believe that their children could do anything bad. These "boys" grew up to be really horrid grown ups. One of them recently shot a man to death in the middle of a busy road because he thought the other man was "going to slowly." He was going the speed limit. He came from privilege and expected everyone to believe him when he said it was self defense. They always had in the past . . . didn't work this time.
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    • Author by njl (May 12, 2012 3:22 pm ET)
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      Mr. Rove it is Washington not Warshington. Goodness sake it it the capitol of our country.
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    • Author by MidnightWriter (May 12, 2012 3:27 pm ET)
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      The guy behind the "Ann Richards may or may not be a lesbian" rumors, and the "Operatives for the Democratic Party may or may not have bugged my office," has spoken.

      Just why in the hell would anybody bother to listen?
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      • Author by wolf kotenberg (May 12, 2012 3:33 pm ET)
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        well, the old axiom may apply here. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
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        • Author by wolf kotenberg (May 12, 2012 4:06 pm ET)
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          of course you must recognise your enemies first. Harder to do when they wear US flag lapel pins.
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          • Author by mata ruach (May 12, 2012 6:36 pm ET)
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            Patriotism, is has been observed, is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
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      • Author by ifthethunderdontgetya (May 12, 2012 5:01 pm ET)
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        The so-called liberal media is full of guys like Rove.

        Take the Washington Post, for instance, where you'll find Michael Gerson and Marc Thiessen.
        ~
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      • Author by juliajayne1 (May 12, 2012 6:44 pm ET)
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        Just an interesting tidbit - Cecile Richards is Ann's daughter and is the stalwart president of Planned Parenthood. She's one tough cookie like her Ma, although I'm not sure she rides a Harley like Ann did. ;-)
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    • Author by drtomdotcom (May 12, 2012 4:00 pm ET)
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      Imagine this was a story from Obama's youth. How would the right wing describe it?
      "Obama leads a gang of thugs while violating personal liberties."
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    • Author by David2012 (May 12, 2012 4:58 pm ET)
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      Every day is a sad day for American journalism, because every day Fox broadcasts.
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    • Author by montanabuddha (May 12, 2012 5:49 pm ET)
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      Starting at 3:47 the El Rovester sez;
      "...with editorial comment masquerading as journalism.....sad, sad day..."

      Oh FFS. The WP does a story about Romney assaulting a fellow student and you compare them to Faux Newz.

      Sad day indeed.....

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      • Author by Bongo Fury (May 12, 2012 5:55 pm ET)
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        montana..You have an author in Missoula named James Lee Burke. I've been reading his novels for a month now and the guy is really good. He is a rarity in that he has won two Edgars. Just sayin'.
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        • Author by montanabuddha (May 12, 2012 6:04 pm ET)
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          He lives down in Lolo. Splits his time with another home in La.

          He also does promos for the local NPR station. Thanks for giving back J.L.
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    • Author by elisary,c (May 13, 2012 10:27 am ET)
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      Karl Rove is SCUM!!!!!
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    • Author by Nihilist (May 13, 2012 8:18 pm ET)
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      rove-ian il-logic 101. "who you gonna believe, me or their own eyes?"...
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    • Author by takemycountryback (May 14, 2012 12:07 pm ET)
         
      How do you know a story is true? Karl Rove say's it's not.
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