Colbert Super PAC - Ham Rove Memorial Conference Room

  • Aired:  03/25/13
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A nonprofit salutes Stephen's dearly digested friend, Ham Rove, and Stephen gives tips to avoid any confusion between Karl Rove and Ham Rove at Easter dinner. (4:12)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

FOLKS, YOU KNOW --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I HAVE JUST GOTTEN A COPY OF THIS AND I HAVE FOR THE LAST WEEK

BEEN GOING THROUGH THE DETAILS OF CONGRESS'S TEMPORARY SIX MONTH GOVERNMENT FUNDING AGREEMENT.

I HAVE TELL YOU IT'S GOT ME JAZZ.

IN THAT LIKE JAZZ IT GOES ON FOREVER AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT THIS THING, THIS DOCUMENT RIGHT HERE IS NOT THE BIG NEWS ROCKING WASHINGTON.

THE BIG NEWS EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IS THE RENAMING OF A CONFERENCE ROOM LAST THURSDAY

AFTERNOON AT THE CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER, A NONPROFIT DEVOTED TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM WHOSE

PRESIDENT IS MY FORMER LAWYER TREVOR POTTER.

FROM HERE ON OUT, THEIR CONFERENCE ROOM WILL BE CALLED THE HAM ROVE MEMORIAL CONFERENCE ROOM.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THIS IS A MOVING TRIBUTE TO MY DEARLY DIGESTED FRIEND HAM ROVE WHO WAS THE CHIEF STRATEGIST FOR

COLBERT SUPER PAC.

YOU MAY REMEMBER OUR MOTTO MAKING A BETTER --

>> TOMORROW.

>> Stephen: LAST YEAR.

TOGETHER HAM ROVE AND I CONTRIBUTED INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATE AND UNION DONATIONS TO

SUPPORT CANDIDATES IN THE 2012 ELECTION.

HAM PICKED THE CANDIDATE SO IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT A PILE OF LUNCH MEAT CHOSE THE WHITE BREAD.

HAM ROVE MAY BE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ESPECIALLY BY ABC NEWS WHO ASK HAM ROVE'S MENTOR, KARL

ROVE, THE QUESTION WE'VE ALL BEEN WONDERING.

>> HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT STEPHEN COLBERT'S HAM RENDITION OF YOUR HEAD.

>> HE'S AN ENTERTAINER BUT WHEN HE TOOK OUT THE KNIFE AND STARTING STABBING IT HE MAY NEED

SOME COUNSELING OR ENCOURAGING SOMEBODY TO MAYBE MIMIC HIM.

BUT THERE WAS ANXIETY IN HIS STAB THERE'S.

>> Stephen: KARL.

THERE'S NO NEED FOR ANXIETY.

I'M IN NO WAY ENCOURAGING ANYBODY TO STAB KARL ROVE.

THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KARL ROVE AND HAM ROVE.

JIMMY PUT UP THE PICTURES.

[ LAUGHTER ]

NO, JIMMY --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

JIMMY, NO, NOT TWO HAM ROVES, ONE OF THEM SHOULD BE KARL.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

THEY ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

BUT, OKAY, BECAUSE EASTER IS COMING UP I WANT TO ASK EVERYBODY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE

NICE JUICY HAM YOU ARE CUTTING INTO IS NOT KARL ROVE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THERE'S AN EASY TEST.

BEFORE YOU SLICE INTO YOUR HAM, ASK IT IF IT EVER PUT ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE LEGISLATION IN SWING

STATES TO TIP THE SCALES IN THE 2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

IF IT ANSWERS YES, THAT COULD BE KARL ROVE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

ACTUALLY IF IT ANSWERS AT ALL, BETTER NOT EAT IT AT ALL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND KARL, TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION WITH HAM ROVE FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, PLEASE AVOID THE URGE TO

COVER YOUR FACE WITH PINEAPPLE RINGS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[LAUGHTER]

>> Stephen: FIGHT IT.

FIGHT IT.

IN AN UNRELATED NOTE, KARL, IF YOU ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING THIS SUNDAY, WHY NOT COME OVER TO MY

HOUSE FOR EASTER DINNER?

IT'S A POTLUCK, BUT THERE'S NO NEED FOR TO YOU BRING A DISH.

[LAUGHTER]

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