Karl Rove was on The Tonight Show this evening to pimp out his new memoir, Courage and Consequence, but it seemed all Jay Leno wanted to do was make the man cry about his tortured childhood. The awkward video, inside.

First, Leno asked Rove to recall the time a girl beat him up when he was nine years old because of his support of Richard Nixon for President. Then, Leno asked Rove to talk about the fact that he didn't find out until he was 19 years old—and by accident—that he was adopted. Then, Leno asked Rove what it was like to be rejected by his biological father. And finally, Leno asked Rove to recall his mother's suicide.

Isn't The Tonight Show fun?!

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