Watch Stephen Colbert’s pair of Super PAC ads and you’ll never look at corn the same way

By | August 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm | One comment | Audio/Video, feature slider, News | Tags: , , , ,

If the Colbert Super PAC’s official government papers weren’t enough to convince you that the organization is legit, maybe these new videos will convince you. This week, the organization released its first two TV ads, debuting with “Episode IV: A New Hope,” asking Iowans to write in “Rick Parry” for the Quadrennial Ames Iowa Straw Poll. This, of course, will probably not help Texas Governor Rick PERRY too much. So, if this “Rick Parry” wins the straw poll, who might we find at the front of the GOP pack? Probably Rick Parry, the former Liverpool Football Club Chief Executive – because Americans are so into soccer.

And today, Colbert and co, released the follow-up to A New Hope, titled “Behind The Green Corn.” “I’ve never been to Iowa, and have no plans to go,” Stephen Colbert, President and Summer Intern of Colbert Super PAC said in a statement. “But I know that Iowans are good, wholesome people who will not be swayed by these outside groups’ underhanded tactics. They would much rather be swayed our overhanded tactics. That’s why our new ad features not just corn shucking, but ear-sizzling, hot buttered, below-the-corn-belt action that appeals to Iowans’ basest kernel instincts.” Anyway, give the ad a watch. I promise you will never see an ear of corn in the same light again.

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