Stephen Colbert got right to the heart of Karl Rove’s disingenuous and devious tactics when he recently “just wondered” whether Hillary Clinton suffered brain damage as the result of her fall and concussion last year. Which just happened to get the media talking about her health just as he wanted. However, I doubt Colbert’s hilarious treatment last night was anything close to what Rove had in mind.
Colbert demolished the “brain damage” meme in his inimitable way:
This is a serious scandal because Rove’s conjecture is based on solid facts: Hillary Clinton did go to the hospital after a concussion in 2012 and she later exhibited some very strange behavior in her Benghazi testimony: she had a mastery of the facts and an unshakable confidence, all while wearing those stupid glasses.
…Who knows what other diseases we could wonder if she has? Scurvy? Gingivitis? Restless leg syndrome? Cooper’s droop? Could she have popcorn lung?
And Karl’s only bringing this up because the media is going to make an issue of it anyway. I mean, just look at how much they’ve been making an issue of it since Karl brought it up?
Then Colbert began the speculation that there’s something wrong with Rove.
He said that Hillary spent 30 days in the hospital when in fact she was there for only three days. Has Karl Rove lost track of time because he has a serious brain injury? I’m just asking the question. I mean, for some reason he is protecting his skull with a thick cushion of meat.
It got even funnier and more pointed after that.
Enjoy some Friday night comedy at Karl Rove’s expense below.