Stephen Colbert’s “Hungry for Power Games” Tuesday bid farewell to fallen “tribute” Scott Walker.
It’s the second segment of Colbert’s satirical version of the dystopian “Hunger Games” novel and movie franchise, in which Colbert takes on the role of emcee Caesar Flickerman, the first appearing last week after the capitulation of GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry.
“I’d like to say he’s gone to a better place, but I believe he lives in Houston,” the Late Night host deadpanned.
Walker, coming from the Dairy State, provided new material.
"Alas, like so many Wisconsin exports, he soured in the summer heat," Colbert said.
He didn’t miss the irony of Walker’s announcement, just 10 weeks ago, in which he said he was called on by God to enter the race. Then, on Monday, Walker invoked the Almighty’s will for him to get out.
“God said, ‘I have chosen you, Scott Walker, to … Psych!’”
“I love it when God jokes,” Colbert crowed. “First the platypus, now this.”
The merciless skewering included a reference to Walker’s claim that his bald spot isn’t the result of pattern baldness, but from when he bumped his head fixing a sink — and, of course, to his breathtaking free fall in the polls.
“Walker is quitting the battlefield to help the other true conservatives who will now be able to divide all of his less than one half of 1 percent in the polls. What a bounty!”