Stephen Colbert on ‘GMA’: ‘I Am America’

by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

Stephen Colbert got patriotic as guest-host of Good Morning America this morning. Over a chocolate snack consisting of all the “major American food groups — frosting, cream and snack cake” — the leader of Colbert Nation sat down with TV journalist and former political adviser George Stephanopoulos to discuss the latest in political news, including two notable upcoming debates (President Obama v. Mitt Romney, Bill O’Reilly v. Jon Stewart), as well as his new book, America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t.

If he were chosen to moderate Obama’s and Romney’s forthcoming debate, Colbert said he’d focus on fairness and the big questions. (For example, he’d make the candidates shoot rock, paper, scissors to determine who’d go first and ask “boxers or briefs?”) But Stephanopoulos actually fired some pressing questions at Colbert, putting him in the hot seat for something of a rapid-fire session during the segment. Below with classically Colbert answers:

Who is the sexiest woman in America? Elizabeth Vargas.

Man? George Stephanopoulos.

If you could rename America, what would you call it? America Plus.

Most American thing about America? Our greatness. Our exceptional greatness. Which is a result of American exceptionalism, which of course comes from how great we are.

What would you change? Fewer states. Same amount of land – do we need two Dakotas? That seems like a waste. In this tough economy, we need to cut back.

Who is the most American American? You’re looking at him, George. I am America.

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