John Oliver did a segment on Mike Pence during Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, focusing mostly on all the positions the vice president holds that Oliver finds distasteful—among them his opposition to women in the military, abortion rights, and LGBT rights. But Oliver promised Pence supporters he'd say at least one nice thing about Pence before the segment was over, and that he did: "I kind of like his rabbit. I really, genuinely do." The Pences have a pet rabbit named Marlon Bundo, and that rabbit "is the most likable thing about an otherwise unlikable man," Oliver said. "Like how George W. Bush is a perfectly fine painter. Or how Bill Cosby raised Americans' awareness of pudding. Or how Roger Ailes is dead. Sometimes you can't deny that there's one thing you like about someone." But Oliver quickly turned that one thing on its head.
It seems Marlon Bundo has a new book released Monday, Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President (actually written by Pence's daughter and illustrated by his wife). And in "a complete coincidence," Last Week Tonight has published a competing book about the bunny, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. Not only was the book released a day before Pence's book, but it features Marlon Bundo falling in love with another boy rabbit, and all proceeds from sales of the book will go to AIDS United and the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT youth. The book can be purchased in hardcover, e-book, or audiobook form (the audio version includes the voices of Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and RuPaul, among others) at Amazon or the easy-to-remember BetterBundoBook.com. (Read more John Oliver stories.)