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Colbert Defends Romney, The Great State Of Utah Against David Cameron’s ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ Swipe

Colbert Defends Romney, Utah Against David Cameron's 'Middle Of Nowhere' Swipe

On Thursday, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert defended “America’s crown prince of running for president,” Mitt Romney, against Prime Minister David Cameron‘s little comment about Utah being “in the middle of nowhere.”

Romney, you’ll recall, said there were a few things that were “disconcerting” about London’s security for the Olympic games — echoing, as it turns out, the romantic card he used to woo wife Ann Romney. “Roses are red,” it read, “violets are blue / There are a few things that are disconcerting about your hair.” Lil’ hearts.

This didn’t sit well with Cameron, who shot back that, of course, it’s easier to organize Olympic Games if they happen to be “in the middle of nowhere.” (As in, Salt Lake City, Utah.)

“Hey, buddy,” Colbert pointed out. “Utah is not in the middle of nowhere. It’s in the northwest corner of nowhere. Get your geography straight, Dr. Who.” U! S! A!

The generous host then gave Romney some exceedingly helpful advice for addressing Israel.

Have a look, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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