Hard to tell what the kid was going for here. Absurdist squirming a la Ali G? Partisan gotchas a la Jon Stewart? Just breaking Rove’s balls any hamfisted way he could, knowing that he’d never be forgiven by the Harvard community if he didn’t at least try?

The fact that Rove’s obviously trying to be a good sport only makes it harder to watch. Believe it or not, there are comments critical of the host on the YouTube page where this is posted. Yeah. Defenders of Karl Rove. On YouTube.