1. BAD TASTE

    Rove Jokes About Akin’s Murder

    TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 28:  Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, walks on the floor before the start of the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Just how unpopular has Todd Akin become in the Republican Party? Now even über-conservative GOP maestro Karl Rove disowned him—at least in an off-color joke. At a fundraiser on the final morning of the convention, Rove joked: “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” The jibe came during a speech in which Rove outlined what he believes his party should do to win crucial Senate and House races. Akin has been the object of furor since he made comments about “legitimate rape” earlier this month.

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