The Center for Ancestral Transparency today released the results of two DNA studies commissioned in mid-2007 regarding the ancestry of Karl Rove, former chief political advisor to President Bush. In a statement posted on its website the Center's lead researcher, Joe Lange, stated: "We can now confirm what many of us have long suspected: Karl Rove is in fact a descendant of Satan.”
Conservative critics of the Center questioned the timing of the release given the recent 60 Minutes report that Rove asked a Republican operative in 2001 to obtain pictures of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, a Democrat, in a compromising, sexual position with an aide.
Lange in response stated that the timing of the report’s release was coincidental:
“I really don’t understand why conservatives are upset. If anything, the report explains so much. Frankly, I hate Rove a lot less now; he’s just a prisoner of his genes. He didn’t ask to be Satan’s spawn.”