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Colbert Laments DeLay Conviction, Bakes Him A 'Hammer' Cake ... Full Of Iron


Delay could face up to life in prison. But Colbert said he "won't let a friend of the show go down without a fight." When DeLay appeared on the show in 2007, he signed a hammer for Colbert.

Mysteriously, Colbert "misplaced" that hammer while baking a cake to send DeLay in prison.

Watch (the DeLay bit comes in around 3:30):

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