Karl Rove's supposed war with the Tea Party hit a high note on Tuesday when the Tea Party Patriots emailed out a photoshopped image of Rove in Nazi regalia.
Rove is pictured in the uniform of an "officer in the Reichsführer-SS, an elite rank during Adolf Hitler's Third Reich," according to Politico's identification. The visual parallels with SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler are striking, as Politico makes clear in their own work of photoshopping, above.
The message was sent by TPP's co-founder Jenny Beth Martin, who has now apologized to Rove. Rove replied, "apology accepted. Now let's all get back to work building conservative Republican majorities."
Ironically, the email accompanying the image attacks Rove for his ad hominem attacks on Tea Party members, whom he's said to have called "racists, bigots, paranoid" and "political 'underbrush.'"
A Tea Party Patriots' spokesman claims the picture was included in the message by mistake. It was apparently added by a multimedia political fundraising firm called Active Engagement, who've taken full responsibility, Politico reports.