01/18/2012 10:07 am ET

Jennifer Granholm, Former Michigan Governor, Discusses Auto Bailout On 'The Colbert Report' (VIDEO)

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm went on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday evening to talk about the auto bailout, her appearance on "The Dating Game" when she was 19 and what host Stephen Colbert called her "dark secret" -- she was born in Canada.

Granholm surprisingly didn't spend much time plugging her recently released book, "A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future", nor her forthcoming television show on Current TV, "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm," which premieres Jan. 30.

Colbert did have this to say: "We get it. You're a liberal."

When asked if Michigan is coming back, Granholm answered with a resounding yes, giving glowing praise to President Obama's bailout of the auto industry. And she made sure to denounce Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who grew up in Michigan, for his less favorable attitude toward the bailout.

"Mitt Romney came to Michigan, and while we were on our knees he stabbed us in the back," Granholm said, referring to a 2008 op-ed Romney wrote titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt."

Colbert closed the interview with some tongue-in-cheek wisdom that might make proud Michiganders take a second look at Romney.

"Here's why I think Mitt Romney is going to take Michigan: His name is the shape of your state."

Even Stephen Colbert believes Michigan is the real mitten state. Take that, Wisconsin.