Stephen Colbert’s two-week holiday break means the host didn’t get to comment on Lindsey Graham and George Pataki dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. He made up for it Thursday with a new edition of Hungry for Power Games. And if Graham and Pataki don’t seem like the most recognizable names in the race, that’s because they weren’t.
“It would be hard to imagine anybody polling less than one half of one percent,” Colbert said of Graham’s meager polling. “Luckily, we don’t have to imagine because George Pataki was polling at 0.0 percent. Which technically means even George Pataki wasn’t even voting for George Pataki! Can you blame him? The guy’s polling at 0 percent!”
Both Pataki and Graham, according to Colbert, were brought down by their moderate politics, “the albatross of their own qualifications.”
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“His pelt will now make a fine rug for Donald Trump’s trophy room,” Colbert said of Pataki.
Colbert concluded, of course, with the Hunger Games’ classic booming homage to fallen tributes.
“Sadly for these tributes, it’s time to bid farewell,” Colbert said. “Even sadder for me because this is the part of the show I’m allowed to drink champagne in.”
Watch the clip below.