GOP Strategist’s Bizarre Ted Cruz Attack Makes Anderson Cooper Ask: ‘Are You High?’
Oct. 16, 2013 3:23pm Jason Howerton
When Republican strategist Alex Castellanos compared Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) shutdown strategy to “bunny sex,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper had to ask him if he was stoned.
GOP Strategists Bizarre Ted Cruz Attack Makes Anderson Cooper Ask: Are You High?
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“A friend explained to me today, finally, what Ted Cruz is doing,” Castellanos said Monday. “And I finally understand: He’s having bunny sex.”
In an attempt to dampen the awkwardness of the bizarre statement, Cooper joked: “This is the late-night edition of ’360.’”
Rather than blowing past the comment, Castellanos actually tried to explain his logic.
“In nature, there are boom-and-bust cycles. The snowshoe hare, every 10 years, multiplies sixfold,” he explained.
“Are you high?” a stunned Cooper replied.
“I’m high. Totally high. Let me explain. I wish I was,” Castellanos joked. “The snowshoe hare — I thought it’s a marvelous explanation — every 10 years, multiplies sixfold. Bunnies like sex apparently. But the boom produces a bust. They press their food supply, they invite predators. Right now, Ted Cruz, what’s he’s doing, feels good. He’s growing his supporters. He’s leading the Republican Party, I think, into a bust.”
“I think you’re digging a ditch, Alex,” Cooper said.
As the segment came to an end, Cooper was still confused about the “bunny sex” analogy.
“We’ll have a man-to-man talk later,” Castellanos said.