Anderson Cooper to GOP pundit: "Are you high?"

Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos goes off the rails

Published October 16, 2013 2:20PM (EDT)

Alex Castellanos    (CNN)
Alex Castellanos (CNN)

Appearing on "Anderson Cooper 360" Tuesday night, GOP strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos tried out an interesting new metaphor to explain the behavior of Senator Ted Cruz. It didn't quite work.

"A friend explained to me today, finally, what Ted Cruz is doing," Castellanos began, "and I finally understand: he’s having bunny sex."

"In nature, there are boom and bust cycles; the snowshoe hare, every ten years, multiplies six fold."

"Are you high?," interrupted a perplexed (but seemingly amused) Cooper.

"I wish I was," Castellanos responded, before continuing, "the snowshoe hare — I thought it’s a marvelous explanation — every ten years, multiplies six fold. 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. It’s leading the Republican Party, I think, into a bust."

"I think you're digging a ditch," was Cooper's response.

Via the Raw Story, watch the whole bizarre exchange here:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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