Colbert Blames S&P For Ignoring ‘America’s Most Valued Asset, Jesus’ (Enter Rick Perry)

Stephen Colbert shares America’s outrage with S&P’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating, but has a very different reason to criticize the ratings company: they ignored America’s most valued asset, Jesus! Or in his words, “but when Standard & Poors did their math they forgot to carry the Christ.” Which is why he loved the response by Texas Governor Rick Perry, who led a completely not-political prayer event Saturday in Houston’s Reliant Stadium to ask God to fix America.

After explaining why he was so impressed with Perry’s prayer event, Colbert then explained how many political SuperPACs are currently vying to support Perry in advance of the GOP straw poll to be held in Ames, Iowa next week. But the Colbert SuperPAC seems to have called shotgun on the Perry campaign, or as the fake news persona exclaimed “He’s the last doughnut on the office break room snack tray and I licked him!”

Watch the clip below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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