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First, Mr. Rove and a leaked email.
The date: September 14, 2010.
The place: Sean Hannity’s television show.
The occasion: The Delaware U.S. Senate primary, won that night by conservative activist Christine O’Donnell. Won by a more than respectable 6 points, 53%-47%.
The news reached Karl Rove while appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News TV show, as seen here.
Said Rove of O’Donnell, who had just defeated Establishment Republican Congressman Mike Castle by a healthy 6 points in the state’s primary:
ROVE: It does conservatives little good to support candidates who, at the end of the day, while they may be conservative in their public statements, do not evince the characteristics of rectitude and truthfulness and sincerity and character that the voters are looking for. And we’ll see how she can answer these questions. She sure as heck didn’t answer them thus far in the campaign, and now in the general election, she will be asked about them.
HANNITY: I interviewed her, and I felt her explanations were far more plausible than what was played up.
ROVE: Did you ask her about the people who were following her home to her headquarters, and how she’s checked each night in the bushes? Did you ask her — I mean, there are just a lot of nutty things she’s been saying that just simply don’t add up.
Hannity then observed, ”It sounds like you don’t support her.”
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