Monday night, Stephen Colbert turned his gaze upon the impending Michigan primary, bringing up a some recent statements by Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum and digging a little deeper into their meanings.
Colbert began with Romney, who spoke last week at Ford Field in front of tens of thousands of empty seats. “Yeah, there were a lot of empty seats,” Colbert said, “but the important thing is Mitt really connected with those empty seats by also being plastic and uncomfortable.”
Colbert then moved on to Romney’s admiration of tree heights in Michigan (“Obama remains suspiciously silent on our national tree altitude controversy”) and mocked the former Massachusetts governor for his remarks on knowing a lot of NASCAR owners (“What young NASCAR fan doesn’t have his bedroom wall plastered with posters of owner Jack Roush?”).
Colbert then moved on to Santorum, and his recent comments on college education, leading to a sketch where a monocle-sporting furnace repairman, “Hank,” mocked those with faith in religion — which he lost, as Santorum suggested, by going to college.
Watch a clip of the sketch below, courtesy of Comedy Central:
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