May 5, 2014 10:09 am -

Joni Ernst is either trying to emulate Sarah Palin, or she does it naturally.

…her first TV ad focused on her experience castrating hogs. Perhaps high off the buzz and Palin endorsement that that ad generated, Ernst just released another TV spot that is beyond parody.

The 30-second spot, titled “Shot,” features Ernst at the shooting range, “unloading” on Obamacare. The narrator’s lines sound like a Palin speech run through the shredder. As Ernst rides into the frame on a Harley, we hear, “Conservative Joni Ernst: Mom, Farm Girl, and a Lieutenant Colonel who carries more than just lipstick in her purse.” (She carries a gun.) Ernst then loads her gun, taking “aim” at both wasteful spending and the ACA. “Joni doesn’t miss much,” the narrator proclaims, as Ernst shows off a bullseye full of holes.

Ernst, who would like to be Iowa’s first female Senator, is asking donors to “give Joni a shot.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.