Monday night was Stephen Colbert's chance to take a shot at the kerfuffle over Mitt Romney's new ad, in which he quotes Obama quoting somebody else.
The new Romney ad features a clip of Obama saying on the campaign trail in 2008, "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose."
Trouble is, he was quoting someone from then-opponent Sen. John McCain's campaign when he said it — and Democrats are furious at what they say was the Romney campaign's deceptive misuse of the quote.
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"That might look like an unfair edit by Romney, but later on, I will edit this so that it doesn't," Colbert said.
"Those words came out of Obama's face. Now they're his words. Just like some of my most famous quotes: 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.' 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.' I own it," he joked.
"Folks, I own those words now — just as surely as I own all the words in my new audiobook, 'No Apologies' by Stephen Colbert."
"No Apologies" is, of course, Romney's own book.