Stephen Colbert Struggles to Defend "Groper" George H.W. Bush: "Who’s Next? Colonel Sanders?"


"Oh, come on! Not him! He's the Bush we like."

Stephen Colbert once again addressed the issue of powerful men sexually harassing women on Thursday night's edition of the Late Show, but he wasn't too happy about the "harasser of the day."

Following news that former President George H.W. Bush had groped two women, an exasperated Colbert exclaimed: “Oh, come on! Not him! He’s the Bush we like!” 

He added: “He’s a 93-year-old grandpa who’s been married to the same woman for 72 years! What is that? That’s the uranium anniversary.”

Describing Bush as a "very nice guy" and "lovely", Colbert pleaded to the crowd: "We don’t want to hear this stuff. Who’s next? Colonel Sanders? Papa Smurf? Air Bud?”

Dissecting the "David Cop-a-feel" 'joke' that Bush Sr. is alleged to have used as a pretext to grope women, Colbert concluded that "is not good. I feel bad as a human being and even worse as a comedian.”

"That is not a believable joke. No one has a favorite magician."