Colbert: "Now listen, listen to President Obama's criteria for picking Souter's replacement." Barack Obama: "I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes." Colbert: "Now I was puzzled by the word empathy. I tried to crack this code by rearranging the letters in empathy. So far I've got meth pay, ape myth and ham type. Which clearly means Obama plans to appoint a drug addled, evolutionist with swine flu. And listen, listen to this clue I got playing Obama's empathy speech backwards...Justice John Paul Stevens is...No wonder most of the court believes that happiness is a warm gun. Now incidentally I tried playing Vice President Biden's speeches backwards, actually made a lot more sense."
Stephen Colbert jokes about who Barack Obama will pick as a new Justice.