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The problem? This report in the Dallas News from February 11, 2013 — that would be just yesterday — says something quite different. Here’s the quote:
Several long-time Rove donors and major supporters of the American Crossroads superPAC were on the wrong side in last year’s GOP Senate primary in Texas. They backed Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the establishment candidate, against tea party star Ted Cruz, who won easily.
• Deception Four: This report from CNS News in September 2012 about Karl Rove’s involvement with a controversy involving the Komen Foundation and its recent tangle with the abortion lobby. The CNS report about Rove — verbatim — is this:
(CNSNews.com) — Republican consultant Karl Rove, a former deputy chief of staff in the George W. Bush administration, said that an assertion in a new book that he encouraged the Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization to restore its funding to Planned Parenthood earlier this year was “not accurate.”
Rove did not confirm or deny that he endorsed re-funding, only that the account presented in the book was “not accurate.”
The book, released on Sept. 11, is entitled Planned Bullyhood: The Truth About the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen For The Cure, and was written by Komen’s former vice president of public policy, Karen Handel.
Handel was the former Republican secretary of state for Georgia (2007-2010) and was hired at Komen in April 2011. She resigned from Komen in February 2012 after a controversy ensued following the group’s decision in early 2012 to halt its $680,000 in grants to Planned Parenthood — a decision that was reversed in early February following a liberal and media backlash over the decision.
Handel tells her side of the controversy in Planned Bullyhood and states in the introduction that “Komen capitulated and reversed course. Komen’s surrender was even encouraged by conservative mainstays like Karl Rove.”
Later in the book, Handel reports that she was talking with Komen founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker on Feb. 3, after Komen executives had decided to restore its grants to Planned Parenthood, one of the world’s leading abortion providers.
If we blink now, it’s over and no one will know what Komen stands for, I implored.
Nancy’s reply stunned me. “Karen, I’ve talked to a lot of people. And even Karl says we have to backtrack. There’s just no other way.”
“Karl? Who’s Karl?”
She looked at me strangely as if I should know exactly who she was talking about. She said, “Karl Rove!”
I started laughing. Just when I thought things could not get more bizarre. What in the world did Karl Rove have to do with anything?
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