WATCH: Jon Stewart Dismantles 3 Stunningly Stupid Senate Campaign Ads
Alison Grimes, the Democrat running against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, shows off how well she holds and fires a rifle. Mark Begich, the Democrat running for re-election in Alaska, brags about how he will get around federal regulations and start drilling for oil. He does this while racing around on a snow mobile. His opponent then runs an ad crticizing how Begich rides the snow mobile, an important issue in Washington. Mary Landrieu, Democratic senator from Louisiana, gets her picture taken while assisting a young man in a keg stand.
"C'mon, let's do lines off my butt," Stewart suggests for her tagline.
Let's face it, Stewart pointed out in his Wednesday night opener, the job description for the Senate is "raising money and not passing laws," so maybe not a job that is attracting the best and the brightest. And the campaign ads reflect that.
But just when you thought American politics could not possibly get stupider . . . darned if it doesn't.