O’Donnell joked that she was “one of the black sheep of the family because I’m conservative” but admitted she had voted Democrat before. “I vote for the person,” she said. “And the person I think cares the most.” (Remember this for later.)

O’Donnell also talked about the time last week she and Rove were set to appear in studio on the Today show. Unfortunately Rove “avoided the green room,” according to O’Donnell, so that inter-party first encounter will have to wait.

Leno also asked if she’d be willing to date a Democrat, which she said yes to (as long as he “doesn’t mind being wrong a lot”). “Just like when I vote, what I’m looking for in a man is character,” said O’Donnell. “It’s all about character and confidence.”