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Karl Rove Jokes About Murdering Akin

Karl Rove has never been described as a funny guy, but his latest attempt at humor really hasn't gone over so well. While in Tampa for the GOP convention, the influential Republican joked about Todd Akin's refusal to heed his party's suggestions and drop out of the Missouri Senate race. "If he's found mysteriously murdered, don't look for my whereabouts." Yikes, Rove. Needless to say, Rep. Akin was not amused. His congressional press secretary said Friday, "Given the current FBI investigation of threats against Congressman Akin and calls for acts of violence and rape against his family and staff, joking as to the potential murder of Congressman Akin is deeply disturbing. I am certain he misspoke."