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Kathleen Parker: Karl Rove's 'Todd Akin Moment' Ensured Hillary Presidency

Kathleen Parker: Karl Rove's 'Todd Akin Moment' Ensured Hillary Presidency

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.

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. 

According to the New York Post, Rove told a conference in Los Angeles last week, “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”

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