Thursday, Oct. 07, 2010

Karl Rove as MC Rove

It's as close to being unwatchable as anything else online. And there's a lot of stuff online. Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, chief schemer behind Bush's 2000 and 2004 election victories and a recurring figure in multiple political scandals throughout Bush's presidency, turned into MC Rove at the 2007 Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner. Following a painful interview with comedians Colin Mochrie (who's just as mortifying to watch as Rove) and Brad Sherwood, MC Rove performs the way he believes hip-hop artists would, which apparently involves a lot of hopping. (Perhaps he took the hop in hip-hop literally.) After he pretends to text on his BlackBerry while "rapping," he finishes off with some sort of penguin–King Tut dance. Clearly MC Rove hoped this scandalous episode would make you forget about all those other ones.