Video: Rove’s awkwardest interview

posted at 4:11 pm on April 15, 2008 by Allahpundit

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.

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Happy Gaypril? Ewww. He should have done a Charleton Heston & silently walked out.

jgapinoy on April 15, 2008 at 4:14 PM

Yeah. Defenders of Karl Rove. On YouTube.

Headline: “Civilzation Ends!”

Tony737 on April 15, 2008 at 4:16 PM

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?

Mixture of all of the above? The host’s an idiot.

Speaking of Karl Rove, is anyone else having trouble accessing Ace’s site?

amerpundit on April 15, 2008 at 4:16 PM

What a partisan, unfunny meathead.

Dr. Manhattan on April 15, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Does he have a “silly lei rule”?

mikeyboss on April 15, 2008 at 4:20 PM

The interviewer came across as an dolt.

Chakra Hammer on April 15, 2008 at 4:21 PM

Hard to tell what the kid was going for here.

If the kid was going for effeminate, awkward, and witless, he nailed it.

trubble on April 15, 2008 at 4:21 PM

What a tool.

someguy on April 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Speaking of Karl Rove, is anyone else having trouble accessing Ace’s site?

amerpundit on April 15, 2008 at 4:16 PM

Yep, website looks to be down.. at least for me.

Chakra Hammer on April 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM

I thought Turdblossom handled himself very professionally. He was a good sport, he made the host and me chuckle a bit. Another fine display of his sense of humor. It wasn’t awkward for me watching it at all, and didn’t seem to be all that awkward of an interview for him.

BackseatDriver on April 15, 2008 at 4:24 PM

It’s hilarious because Karl is such a good guy and the lefties are deranged and classless. They have this whole lore built around him and really… they know nothing about the guy or even what he does.

ZRyan on April 15, 2008 at 4:24 PM

Speaking of Karl Rove, did anyone else’s kung pao come without the peanuts today?

Tuning Spork on April 15, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Yep, website looks to be down.. at least for me.

Chakra Hammer on April 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Thought so. Thanks.

amerpundit on April 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM

If I was a Harvard student or alumnus I’d be totally embarrassed by this clown and I don’t mean Rove. Rove was great.

Texas Gal on April 15, 2008 at 4:30 PM

“Just say the first thing that pops into your head.”

“A moron holding up cards.”

Seixon on April 15, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Notice how he operates on prejudice and stereotypes. “Conservatives hate gays, right? Right?! Nothing more shameful than being associated with gays to the racist/sexist/bigot/homophobe conservatives!”

He’s going to give Clarence Thomas a plate full of fried chicken and watermelon and say how great it is to sit at the massa’s table. “Nudge nudge, wink wink, oooo I’m so clever!”

ZRyan on April 15, 2008 at 4:34 PM

Out-classed and humiliated. tsk,tsk,tsk.
That’s definitely Hard-vard.

maynila on April 15, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Rove did a great job of just sitting back and letting this guy make an a$$ of himself.

gridlock2 on April 15, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Yes, that guy will probably graduate from Harvard and spend the rest of his life telling everyone he did so.

gabriel sutherland on April 15, 2008 at 4:39 PM

The interviewer (Perez Hilton, is that you?) acts young and immature. Harvard scoured thousands of applications and settled on this guy. Wow.

Angry Dumbo on April 15, 2008 at 4:40 PM

The best part was how he just said the names of the first two word association cards. Owned. I bet that interviewer thought that whole thing was going to turn a lot better than it did. Too bad he was a no-talent unfunny assclown.

Dr. Manhattan on April 15, 2008 at 4:40 PM

Turdblossom appears unflappable. Man, I love that guy.

JustTruth101 on April 15, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Rove was great in that ambush interview. He was funny and played along with the kid’s stupid unfunny questions. Rove’s a funny guy. I would like to drink a beer with him sometime.

txsurveyor on April 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Perfect finessing on Karl Rove’s part.

onlineanalyst on April 15, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Nice representation, Harvard.

Hoodlumman on April 15, 2008 at 4:52 PM

That was Harvard High School in Illinois, right?

Rod on April 15, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Rove=Self Control.

I would have choked the host with that stupid lei. If Harvard is our finest educational institution, we’re in serious trouble.

John_Locke on April 15, 2008 at 4:55 PM

“Just say the first thing that pops into your head.”

“A moron holding up cards.”

Seixon on April 15, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Funniest post of the day!

txsurveyor on April 15, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Wow… why did Rove even agree to do that?

AbaddonsReign on April 15, 2008 at 5:44 PM

I loved his face when Rove told him he’d send him to Gitmo. Wow. You know Rove wanted to kick his scrawny Harvard ass.

malan89 on April 15, 2008 at 5:46 PM

Why would anyone spend the money to send anyone to Harvard?

roux on April 15, 2008 at 5:51 PM

txsurveyor on April 15, 2008 at 5:22 PM

I second that one!!

sleepy-beans on April 15, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Ha, That Rove had his way with the young gay lad without laying a finger on him…

Rove’s mental acuity is so profound, he cannot be handled by anyone.

TheSitRep on April 15, 2008 at 5:56 PM

I thought that went quite well. Rove is unflapable.

VolMagic on April 15, 2008 at 6:00 PM

What a total jackazz. The little twit must be soooo proud of himself. It’s funny… I know the term turdblossom, of course, but I didn’t know Rove was associated with it…

Yeah, I’m not getting Ace either.

bikermailman on April 15, 2008 at 6:24 PM

HARVARD.
we are ashamed.

jimmer on April 15, 2008 at 6:52 PM

affirmative action at work… this idiot is taking up space at one of the best schools in the world? and for what reason other than to keep from being sued? if I were a student there, I’d be asking for a refund…

Kaptain Amerika on April 15, 2008 at 7:12 PM

Awkward is an understatement.

Roebuck on April 15, 2008 at 7:35 PM

Painfully awkward.

p40tiger on April 15, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Derek: “so what, is he making plans to invade Poland?” … Rove: “Poland is our ally”

That “Harvard man” probably could not even find Poland on a map. He needs a shave, too. Moron.

IrishEyes on April 15, 2008 at 11:34 PM

The man is unflappable. I never paid much attention to Rove while he was in the White House. He was demonized by the press during his tenure, and, at the time, I figured there had to be some truth to the rantings by the press. Lately, I have seen a lot of him on the various news programs and I feel he was unjustly persecuted. He seems like a genuinely nice man. Very polite, even when treated like crap. Patient. Intelligent. Hmmm, that must be why they hate him.

sheesh on April 15, 2008 at 11:46 PM

There are some funny ass comments on YouTube:

“What are you,One of his bitches?Gaypril BITCH,he is trying to tell the FAGGET KARL ROVE TO COME OUT OF CLOSET rove YOU CLOSET HOMOSEXUAL GAY FAGGET IT’S APRIL FAGROVE LET IT OUT AND GET OUT OF THE FAGGET CLOSET.” – salsabilbalasi

“Derek you should have wack the MOTHER FUCKER BITCH THE DEEP SHIT EAST TEXAS SHIT HEAD MOTHER FUCKING TURD.He tried to insult you by puttiny the flowers on your neck.Karl Rove the shit head criminal is a closet fagget,HE IS AS HE ACCEPTS TURD BUT NOT ANY SORT OF BLOSSOM.FUCK KARL ROVE AND FUCK GEORGE BUSH A MORON WHO MADE THIS GAY FAGGET LOOK SMART AND FUCK TEXAS.ROVE AND BUSH CAN TAKE TEXAS AND SHOVE IT IN THEIR MOTHER FUCKING ASSES AND CALLED IT EAST TEXAS SHOVE IN THEIR ASSES,Rove’s deadbody” – salsabilbalasi

Rove haters are mentally deranged and cannot spell.

Poptech on April 16, 2008 at 12:55 AM

Way to take an awesome opportunity and crush it. Geeze.

Can you imagine having an opportunity to talk to Karl Rove or anyone like that? That’d be really awesome. Apparently this guy didn’t get the memo.

amkun on April 16, 2008 at 5:56 AM

I blame the kids parents. They raised a child without manors and then spoiled him further by sending him to a school that he really should not have qualified for. For the kids sake – I hope the parents are willing to continue his support (and I would guess also a series of boyfriends) for the rest of his life because like many kids in college today, this boy is not employable, and the gap that he needs to jump to become employable, in terms of maturity, is very wide indeed.

Wise Golden on April 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM