12:25pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Stephen Colbert Endorses Mitt Romney Etch A Sketch Comparison (Video)
Mitt Romney inadvertently played into his biggest critics hands last week, when consultant Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN and said the presidential hopeful was easily capable of cleaning his campaign slate.
"I think he hit a reset button for the fall campaign," said Fehrnstrom. "Everything changes, It's almost like etch a sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again."
The resulting media firestorm -- or, as Stephen Colbert called it, a "Fehrnstorm" -- made its way to Monday's Colbert Report, where the host echoed the sentiment while taking shots at most everyone involved.
"Romney is like an Etch A Sketch, in that they are both square and colorless," said Colbert. "People think that was a metaphor for Romney being inconsistent but the Etch A Sketch is very consistent. You can shake it all you want, but all you're every going to b able to draw is stairs."
Colbert called out Romney's competitors, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, for their jumping on the bandwagon, most notably Santorum's pledge that his policy was written on his "heart."
"Of course, the only way to read what's on Rick Santorums heart is with a transvaginal ultrasound," he said.
Watch how other children's toys -- Lincoln Logs, Silly Putty and Lego men included -- compare to Romney, according to Colbert, in the clip below: