Colbert Super PAC debuts first TV ad for Iowa Straw Poll audiences

Wondering what Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Super PAC” would do with its newfound political freedom of the press? Wonder no more.

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-during-morning-jogs that our country needs. So if anybody is going to be taking unlimited donations and then not be coordinating with his campaign, it’s going to be not us. So to prove we’re truly uncoordinated, we’re asking voters to write in Parry with an A – as in America, IowA, or PresidAnt. You can feel confident he’s not asking us to do that.”

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.

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