Kathleen Parker, a Washington Post Republican columnist whose standing among the mainstream press and the D.C. chattering class improved as she spewed vitriol at Sarah Palin and other conservatives, said on Tuesday that Karl Rove ensured Hillary Clinton’s presidential election with his remarks that suggested Clinton had brain damage.
Hillary Clinton, should she decide to run, owes Karl Rove a thank you note. With remarks about brain injury, he ensured her election.
— kathleenparker (@kathleenparker) May 14, 2014
Rove may have had his Todd Akin moment by suggesting Hillary Clinton had brain damage after she suffered from a blood clot shortly before she was scheduled to testify in December of 2012 on the Benghazi scandal. He quickly walked back those remarks on Tuesday, but Parker, whose Parker Spitzer show was unceremoniously canceled on CNN after a short run, said that Hillary Clinton owes Rove a “thank you note” nonetheless.