(Washington) A new book on Karl Rove, the man credited with pulling together a conservative Christian base to elect and then re-elect George Bush to the presidency, details to what lengths he would go to win election.
In "The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power" writers James Moore and Wayne Slater reveal that Rove has told insiders he does not consider himself "a Christian", had a father who was gay, and regularly dealt with openly gay Republicans as he worked publicly to have a constitutional amendment passed that would ban same-sex marriage.
Sections in the book dealing with Rove's self avowed agnosticism are bound to infuriate conservative Christians already angry with Bush over the failure by Congress to pass the constitutional amendment.
The book also details well known Republicans, including Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman, who have been rumored to be gay. Moore and Slater are careful not to draw conclusions, instead allowing the facts and interviews to speak for them.