Colbert’s first Super PAC Ad hit the Iowa TV airwaves and YouTube today, timed for the Ames Straw Poll of presidential candidates for 2012. The ad, “Episode IV: A New Hope,” asks Iowans to write in the name of Texas Governor Rick Parry. That’s Parry. Not Perry. As in the actual governor.
Yep. That’s right. He’s looking to throw the poll off with a typo. Roll the clip!
Why the typo? Super PACs can receive and spend unlimited amounts of money – as long as they do not coordinate with a particular candidate.
“I called dibs on Rick Parry a long time ago,” said Stephen Colbert, President and Assistant Equipment Manager for Colbert Super PAC, in the PAC’s official statement. “I recognized that he’s got the tough talk, the cowboy boots, and the history-of-shooting-coyotes-
The new ad begins airing today across the greater Des Moines metroplex. It is the first in a series that will be broadcast in the months leading up to the Ames Straw Poll this Saturday.