"One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that," she said.
When asked about how O'Donnell should handle the revelations, Rove said she should explain herself and move on.
"You know, in southern Delaware, where there are a lot of church-going people, they'll probably want to know what is that all about," Rove told Wallace.
"She has to explain it and put it in the most sympathetic light and move on. She can't simply say these are unfactual and not true and ignore them. Go to my website and ignore them. I don't think the people of Delaware have or are accepting that as a reasonable explanation. Until they do, they are going to be resistant to hearing the bigger, broader more important message," he said.
See the video from Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast Sept. 19, 2010.