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Watch: Code Pink Tries to Make Citizen's Arrest of Karl Rove


A Karl Rove book event in Beverly Hills last night was interrupted when activists from Code Pink tried to make a citizen's arrest of Rove for war crimes.

Shouted Code Pink founder Jodie Evans: "Look what you did. You outed a CIA officer. You lied to take us to war. You ruined a country. Totally ruined a country."

Another Code Pink member yelled: "The only comfort I take is that you're going to rot in Hell."

Rove was forced from the podium and the book-signing event was finished.


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Karl Rove: 'To This Day, I Have No Idea If My Father Was Gay

RoveIt's been reported for years that the man who Karl Rove grew up knowing as his father and later found out was actually his stepfather was gay. He has released a new book called "Courage and Consequences" (The Washington Post says about the work: "Rove has fashioned a portrait of the Bush presidency that aims to shape history in his boss's favor") he writes about his father's sexual orientation. An excerpt from the Post's review:

"He blasts journalists for raising the issue at all -- in his eyes it's purely a liberal gambit to criticize him for his views on homosexuality. Rove launches a well-honed rebuttal -- a skill learned long ago, no doubt, on the high school debate team -- that comes across as part analysis and part dismissal. 'Could Dad have been gay?' he asks, acknowledging that his stepfather had gay friends and volunteered at an AIDS project. 'To this day, I have no idea if my father was gay. And, frankly, I don't care. He was my father, with whom I had a wonderful relationship and whom I loved deeply.'"

Rove's father, Louis Rove, died of lung cancer in Palm Springs in 2004.

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