February 18, 2016

This is a fun way to wrap up the day. I particularly enjoyed the part where the audience booed Governor John Kasich for saying he thought President Obama should not nominate a replacement for Justice Scalia.

Jezebel:

Kasich’s team has publicized his persona as “the guy who just wants us to get along”— which works well until one pays an ounce of attention to what he’s saying and realizes that he is basically as misogynistic and dense as anyone else in the field. Colbert, to his credit, did not let his above-the-parties shtick slide.

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After absorbing a few more blows from Colbert (“I knew [who you were], they told me right before you walked on”), Kasich began peddling his campaign points, causing Colbert to read a memo from Kasich’s campaign manager about his main talking points.

“Now that I’ve said those, you can’t.”

In the last portion of the interview, Colbert hammers Kasich about his stance that a replacement for Scalia should not be nominated until a new president takes office. Kasich repeatedly changes his statement and speaks in hypotheticals, and, at one point, gets booed by the audience.

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