Camera: Karl Rove and friends duke it out for the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
Allstream Centre, May 29. Some 2,100 guests of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies gathered for what promised to be a rollicking debate. The resolution: “The world is safer under Barack Obama.” James Carville opened with a zinger: “I’m staying at the Trump Tower. They asked for ID when I checked in, so I showed them my passport. They said they needed to see my long-form birth certificate.” Donna Brazile joined Carville in defending the commander-in-chief, while their right-leaning frenemies Karl Rove and Mike Huckabee begged to differ. The Republican side was victorious by a whisker (51 per cent to 49, by audience vote), but the big winners were co-chairs Paul and Judy Bronfman, who raked in $2.58 million for the centre.