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Stephen Colbert appeared on the Today show Friday to discuss his new children’s book and the upcoming presidential election.
"It comes down to who has been crueler to a dog,” he told David Gregory. "Apparently, it comes down to whether or not it's crueler for an adult man to strap a dog to his car and then drive for 12 hours [as Mitt Romney has been quoted as doing] or offer a 10-year-old boy to eat dog, given to him by his stepfather [as President Barack Obama said he did]. As far as I can tell, that's the biggest differentiation between the two."
Colbert also confessed that he does not understand politics, even though he discusses the subject often on his Comedy Central show The Colbert Report.
He revealed that the idea for his book, I Am a Pole (And So Can You), came while he interviewed children’s author Maurice Sendak, who approved the premise.
"So that's why I thought I actually have to do this book," said Colbert. "A lot of celebrities have children's books and I didn't and I didn't think that was right."
Actor Tom Hanks has been chosen to narrate the audio CD of the book.
Both the book and CD will be in stores May 8.