Well, leave it to Karl Rove to turn the "sanctity of marriage" into a political calculation.
Simpson responded with a letter to Bauer, informing him that she thought Rove's rant was driven by fears that he was about to be outed for his affair with Ali Akbar. We've scoured the Austin American-Statesman Web site--that could be considered the happy couple's hometown newspaper--and found no mention of a Rove-Johnson wedding. Rove and Johnson clearly have quite a history, dating to George W. The New York Daily News reported on Johnson's apparent affair with the married Rove in 2005: Karl Rove has earned himself some gossip payback.
What's a political guru to do when pesky reports about his gay affair with a party operative won't go away--especially when the guru has built his career to a certain extent on anti-gay rhetoric? President Bush's deputy chief of staff and foremost fishwife is fending off whispers about his friendship with lobbyist Karen Johnson.
They even joined the Cattleman's Texas Longhorn Registry together." But while the movie-star handsome Hard shares Johnson's affection for the president (he contributed $2,000 to Bush's reelection campaign in 2004), one Austin social observer doubts that their relationship is going anywhere.
"If Rhett hasn't married her by now, he never will," says the source. She's what I call a serial dater." Johnson and Hard wound up getting married in May 2006, but alas, the marriage did not last.
Was there a quid pro quo in Bush's appointment of the "little known" Johnson to a state board--and was Karl Rove involved in the equation?
If so, why aren't all three of them facing federal prison terms?
Karl Rove and Karen Johnson don't seem like the kind of couple that would have a quickie wedding.
Published reports indicate they have known each other for roughly 15 years.
How will the "pro family," "pro American," and "pro white" GOP factions react when they learn about Rove's extracurricular activities with a young black man who has a Muslim-sounding name?
We will have to wait for the answers to those questions.
Well, he gets married for the third time--and he does it in a big hurry. Rove, who stands accused of using leaks and slurs against Sen.