Tommy Sowers, a Democrat hoping to represent southeast Missouri in Congress, has found a way to add pizazz to those "I'm Chauncey Haircut, and I approved this message" disclaimers at the end of campaign commercials.
With a little help from his friends Smith and Wesson, Sowers says he approved a TV spot criticizing his opponent, Jo Ann Emerson, after firing a shotgun at an unidentified object. The borders-on-parody commercial ends with a few bars of a country rock song and Sowers looking in the camera as the smoke of his freshly fired round commingles with the sweet Missouri air.
A veteran of the War in Iraq, Sowers is pulling out all the stops in his effort to unseat Emerson, who is serving a seventh term. The spot opens with Sowers standing next to his Scott Brown-approved pickup truck, whose bed has been filled with manure. The dung represents the Emerson's mistruths against Sowers, who has not held elected office.
H/T: The Missouri Record.