Andrew Sullivan tells Stephen Colbert: Karl Rove’s ‘head just exploded’

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 10:55 EDT
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Newsweek contributor Andrew Sullivan. Photo: Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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During a live interview immediately following Tuesday night’s election results, Newsweek contributor Andrew Sullivan told Comedy Central’s faux conservative pundit Stephen Colbert that Republican strategist Karl Rove’s head actually “exploded” live on Fox News when the election was called for President Barack Obama.

“Karl Rove is demanding a raincheck,” Sullivan quipped. “Right now, Karl Rove is challenging Fox News’s own polling unit and telling them they’re wrong.”

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“What do you think happens to Karl now?” Colbert replied. “He promised my billionaire friends…”

“His head just exploded,” Sullivan said, grinning.

“He promised a bunch of billionaires that if they gave him $300 million he would deliver [a win against] Obama,” Colbert said. “Does he have to go into, like, the witness protection program now?”

“Sheldon Adelson poured millions into six races and lost all six of them,” Sullivan noted. “Money is not everything.”

This video is from Comedy Central, aired Tuesday, November 12, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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