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George Stephanopoulos, Stephen Colbert Talk Republicans, Drink Whiskey (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/12/12 08:24 AM ET Updated: 01/12/12 11:51 AM ET

George Stephanopoulos stopped by "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday for a raucous session with Stephen Colbert.

Stephanopoulos came bearing a gift — Jack Daniel's whiskey. Before chatting, the two men each took a shot (Colbert took a bigger one).

Stephanopoulos recently returned as the moderator of "This Week," and Colbert grilled him about the choice. "Isn't that greedy?" he asked, noting that Stephanopoulos is still hosting "Good Morning America."

"Greedy or crazy," Stephanopoulos said, adding that he is signed up "at least for the election year."

Colbert turned to last Saturday's Republican debate, which Stephanopoulos moderated with Diane Sawyer. He asked Stephanopoulos why he spent so much time asking the candidates about their views on contraception, taking a swipe at Sawyer in the process.

"Don't get me wrong, any guy who sits next to Diane Sawyer for that long at least thinks about it," Colbert said. Stephanopoulos laughed but did not defend his co-host. He said the contraception questions had to do with getting the candidates' views on the right to privacy. He also said, seemingly jokingly, that Sawyer had bet him that he couldn't get Romney to say contraception is "working just fine."

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