On the panel segment of Friday's broadcast of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, author Salman Rushdie quipped Dr. Ben Carson's presidential campaign "is like [Supreme Court Justice] Clarence Thomas running for president."
"The electorate is very alienated from what they see is the machine, and they're turning towards people who seem just not to be part of the machine," Rushdie observed.
"Like Ben Carson essentially?" host Bill Maher asked.
"Yes, that's like Clarence Thomas running for president," Rushdie cracked.