06/16/2006 01:29 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Going Toe-to-Toe With Stephen Colbert

Well, I'll admit it -- even though the Colbert Report is a comedy show, I was nervous about trying to go toe-to-toe with Stephen Colbert this week in a discussion about my new book Hostile Takeover. But I think I did my best to fight him off and deliver some of the key points that I wrote about.

He's a tough host, and his satire can make him even tougher -- just ask some of the guests he's cut down to size in the past. But he's terrifically incisive, and a genuinely nice guy off-air. It's actually amazing how different his bombastic bloviating on-air character is from the real guy.

If you missed the show, Atrios was kind enough to post the clip for folks to view. Check out the video here -- and let me know how you think I handled it.