Sad news from Texas today as former GWB Chief of Staff Karl Rove’s divorce is official.
Dana Perino *, [family spokesperson and former GWB press secretary], said: â€œKarl 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.â€
The Roves were married in January 1986.
It’s a sad day, and one we should have seen coming. After all, Karl Rove was the “mastermind” behind 2004’s eleven state gay marriage amendments, the man who set the terms of debate, and one who was keenly aware of the danger to straight marriage. He even took to the airwaves shortly after the 2004 election saying that the 2005 Congress needed to pass a federal gay marriage amendment to protect marriage.
ROVE: Well, marriage is a very important part of our culture and our society. If we want to have a hopeful and decent society, we ought to aim for the ideal. And the ideal is that marriage ought to be and should be a union of a man and a woman.
And we cannot allow activist judges to overturn that. We cannot allow activist local elected officials to thumb their nose at 5,000 years of human history and determine that marriage is something else.
Since that amendment hasn’t passed, I’d say that the Roves’ marriage was destroyed by us, the Militant HomoSEXual Activists. Because we insisted on thumbing our noses at 5,000 years of human history, Mr. and Mrs. Rove thumbed their noses at 4,965 years of human history by getting a no-fault divorce, at 4,800 years of human history by allowing Mrs. Rove to own property, and at 3,100 years of human history by allowing Darby to work rather than taking care of their home.
Here, I’ll let Dan Savage briefly explain about some of the ways Mr. and Mrs. Karl Rove have thumbed their noses.
So on behalf of Militant HomoSEXual Activists everywhere, I apologize, Karl. I apologize, Darby.
To get you back on track, may I inquire when you’re going back to the church you were married in to finalize your divorce?
* I don’t want to go too far afield, but last month Perino made news with the shocking revelation that 9/11 didn’t happen under GWB. Neither host Sean Hannity nor guest Stuart Varney questioned her assertion and no correction has aired, so she must be right. â‡§