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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:38 PM

Tea Party Group Apologizes To Karl Rove (FULL STATEMENT)

Tea Party Patriots said that a fundraising email sent out Tuesday showing a manipulated photo of GOP operative Karl Rove wearing an S.S. uniform was a mistake that the organization "did not know about or approve."

"We apologize to Mr. Rove. While we may have strong disagreements with Mr. Rove on the future of conservatism, we want to be clear this imagery is absolutely unacceptable and are working to ensure this type of mistake doesn’t happen again," read the statement.

Active Engagement, L.L.C., which sent the email, claimed responsibility for accidentally including the image. Read their explanation:

An email that was sent earlier today under the banner of Tea Party Patriots included an offensive image of Karl Rove. The image was obviously a photo shopped image of Mr. Rove, a well-known political figure. The image was selected in error from an extensive group of images available publicly online and was adjacent to the image that Tea Party Patriots approved for use. The email that included the image was not approved by Tea Party Patriots. Active Engagement, L.L.C. takes full responsibility for this error and is attempting to contact everyone who received the image to explain the error. More importantly, Active Engagement, L.L.C. apologizes to Mr. Rove for this mistake. Active Engagement, L.L.C. does not believe there is any place in political discourse for images such as these.

See the email, obtained by Politico, below:

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/tea-party-group-apologizes-to-karl-rove-full

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GentryDixon Feb 2013 #2
d06204 Feb 2013 #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:43 PM

1. ANY image of KKKarl Rove offends me.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:44 PM

2. But it is ok to portray

our President as Hitler. Hypocrites, all.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:20 PM

3. I was thinking the same thing.

No written public statement was ever released by tthem.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:25 PM

4. I thought it was a picture of turdblossom in his grand-dad's old uniform. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:28 PM

5. Gee

it's hard to pick a side to root for in this.

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