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Rove Grilled On Gays

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Karl Rove found himself on the receiving end of some hard ball questions during a visit to Choate yesterday. And, as you may have guessed, a few of the inquiries concerned the queers…

From the Hartford Courant>:

[Marla] Spivak, a senior from Hamden, was one of the students invited to have lunch earlier with Rove. That left her somewhat emboldened as she stood before the crowd and asked Rove to explain how giving gay people the right to marry would endanger other people.

Rove took issue with the way the first gay marriages came about, through the Massachusetts Supreme Court. An issue as important as the definition of marriage should be resolved by a legislature or a referendum, not a court, he said.

Gay couples could gain the legal rights of married couples through legislation without actually getting married, he said.

But wouldn’t creating a separate body of legislation for gay people be creating a separate but equal system, a step back?, Spivak asked.

Rove replied with an answer about Mormons changing their views on marriage to conform with the nation’s laws.

Spivak kept pressing. “You never actually answered, how does it threaten anyone?” she asked.

Rove asked, what’s the compelling reason to throw out 5,000 years of understanding the institution of marriage as between a man and a woman?

What, Spivak countered, was the compelling reason for society to allow interracial relationships when they had once been outlawed.

Then Rove invoked the Declaration of Independence before Spivak interjected that its reference to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” seemed to support her claims.

Their verbal pingpong match tapered off after Rove brought up polygamy and Spivak acknowledged that she did not know enough about polygamy to answer.

Another student reportedly asked Rove if he considers himself a role model. Rove answered in the negative, blessedly.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Feb 12, 2008
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  • 12 Comments
    • Peter
      Peter

      Bless you, Marla Spivak.

      Feb 12, 2008 at 10:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • emb
      emb

      And hell has a special circle of delights just for Karl Rove.

      Feb 12, 2008 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • todd
      todd

      Ever notice the physical resemblance between Karl Rove and Victor Ashe and Josh Bolton? Bush must like his men soft and doughy.

      Feb 12, 2008 at 10:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen
      Allen

      Yes, Bush is a chubby chaser. ;)

      Feb 12, 2008 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GranDiva
      GranDiva

      Why couldn’t it have been Rove Grilled by Gays? I know some stray dogs around her that could use some good greasy barbecue…

      Feb 12, 2008 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack Jett
      Jack Jett

      Isn’t it odd that Marla Spivak has done more in one night than Joe Solomese has in 20 years?

      Feb 12, 2008 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • REBELComx
      REBELComx

      “5,000 years of understanding the institution of marriage as between a man and a woman”? Clearly, Mr. Rove needs to take a few pre-christian history lessons.

      Feb 12, 2008 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kid A
      Kid A

      I also think it’s admirable that Spivak declined to continue on with a subject that she wasn’t familiar with (polygamy). Too often people feel the need to have an opinion on everything, and will argue a point about which they know nothing. Well done.

      Feb 12, 2008 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Todd in Tegucigalpa
      Todd in Tegucigalpa

      If there was anyway I could send this young woman a bouquet of the finest roses, I would. She deserves a rousing standing ovation. Wow…I’m so impressed!

      Feb 12, 2008 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • abelincoln
      abelincoln

      I’m sure she was a secret agent from the Department of the Gay Agenda. ;)

      Feb 12, 2008 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polynices
      Polynices

      What I find weirdest (or maybe most sickly predictable) about the way Rove manipulated the marriage issue in 2004 is that Rove’s own father was openly gay.

      Feb 12, 2008 at 9:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • underbear1
      underbear1

      That fugly old closet case should be tipped upside down in a restroom and swab a whole row of toilets with his head.

      Feb 13, 2008 at 12:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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