Stephen Colbert mocks Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal in epic Values Voter Summit takedown

"The Values Voter Summit, a four-day orgy of people fundamentally opposed to orgies"

By Sarah Gray
October 1, 2014 6:21PM (UTC)
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Stephen Colbert on Values Voter Summit (screenshot/"The Colbert Report")

Stephen Colbert ripped into the ninth annual Values Voter Summit, last night on "The Colbert Report." Very few were spared. "There were so many great speakers," Colbert said. "Also Sarah Palin."

But the speeches were just part of the Values Voter Summit. It also holds the first large straw poll for presidential candidates.


"This year's winner was Ted Cruz, who surged to 25 percent of the vote, up from 42 percent in 2013," Colbert explained. "Ted Cruz, to know him is to....ehh."

Colbert's pick for 2016 is Bobby Jindal, who came in fourth. But Jindal has some skeletons in his closet. As Colbert explains, "He's an academic."

Watch to find out what Jindal is doing to revamp his image:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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