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Rove Addresses Dads Sexuality

Karl Rove, who served as senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush, addresses questions about his father's sexual orientation in his new memoir, Courage and Confidence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight,The Washington Post reports.

As the Post reports: "Rove tells a poignant family story, which includes his father's long absences, his parents' divorce, and his mother's suicide. Only after the divorce would he learn that his father [Louis Claude Rove Jr.] was in fact his stepfather and that he and his brother were children of his mother's earlier marriage. ...

"The attack dog rears his head, however, when Rove deals with questions about his stepfather's sexual orientation. 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. ... '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.'"

Read the full Post review here.

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