March 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM ET
He may have just come back to "The Colbert Report" after a little vacation, but Stephen Colbert isn't finished playing with his toys. Especially his Etch A Sketch, which he noted became wildly popular in his absence, thanks to Eric Fehrnstrom.
The Mitt Romney aide noted in an interview that after the nomination, the whole election process gets shaken up and zeroed out like an Etch A Sketch. The media, and Romney's fellow campaigners, went wild.
Suddenly, noted Colbert, all of the Republican presidential candidates were wielding thetoy, which was originally placed on the market in 1960. As Rick Santorum noted, "My public policy isn't written on an Etch A Sketch. It's written on my heart.
Aww. The problem, said Colbert, is that "the only way to read what's written on Rick Santorum's heart is with a trans-vaginal ultrasound."
But for all of the waving around of toys, everyone knew what Fehrnstrom really meant, said Colbert. "He’s just saying that a candidate will say anything to get the nomination, then say anything to get elected, then say anything to get a second term, then stand on principle. For six months, until he’s a lame duck. You know, courage!”
And in the end, the Etch A Sketch comment has done one thing Romney has been promising: It has boosted business and brought back the economy ... at the Etch A Sketch factory, where sales of the toy are apparently booming.
Santorum was the subject of discussion over at "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" But the host was pointing to something a little less child-friendly in relation to the candidate: His newly-revealed potty-mouth.
After a recent speech in which Santorum noted that Mitt Romney was the worst Republican in the country to put up against President Obama, a reporter asked him about it -- and an uncharacteristically feisty, slightly sweaty Santorum bit back: "Will you guys quit distorting what I say? ... If I see it, it's bull----. Come on, man. What are you doing?"
Kimmel joked, "Juice makes him grumpy," then brought on Santorum's "brother," L. Brent, who defended his sibling: "The lamestream media loves a good story, even when that story is a fairytale," he said. "My brother has not and would not ever use profanity. It's against the Holy Bible and the Santorum family code."
So what did L. Brent actually think his "brother" said?
Check out the video above to find out.